STOCKHOLM-Swedish director Malik Bendjelloul, who won an Oscar for his 2012 documentary ‘Searching for Sugar Man’, committed suicide in Stockholm, his brother said on Wednesday.

‘I can confirm that it was suicide and that he had been depressed for a short period,’ the 36-year-old film-maker’s brother Johar Bendjelloul told newspaper Aftonbladet. ‘Life is not always so easy.’ Bendjelloul was found dead in his apartment on Tuesday. He won the Academy Award for best documentary feature last year for ‘Searching for Sugarman’, telling the story of a musician who became famous without knowing it. Sixto Rodriguez made two albums in the early 1970s but then quit music. After disappearing, his records became huge hits, particularly in South Africa. ‘Searching for Sugarman’ won various other awards, including best documentary prizes from Britain´s BAFTA and the Directors Guild of America, as well as two world cinema prizes at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.