When I heard over the radio early this morning that Oscar award winning Swedish film director of Searching For Sugar Man Malik-Bendjelloul had committed suicide yesterday, after a bout of depression, I was shocked and very saddened. A very tragic and surreal event to happen, and unfortunately, all too common. It simply once again, sadly, shows how no one is immune to suffering from depression or having mental health issues no matter who they are. It is an epidemic.
He was obviously greatly loved and a beautiful creative soul.
May he rest in peace and God bless his family and friends.
Malik-Bendjelloul was only 36 years old.