Tue, 23 Jun, 2020

Liz Hurley's ex Steve Bing reportedly falls to his death

Liz Hurley's ex Steve Bing reportedly falls to his death

Steve Bing, film producer and the father of Elizabeth Hurley’s 18-year-old son Damian, has died aged 55.

Bing died after falling from the 27th floor of a Los Angeles building on Monday, according to law enforcement sources as quoted by TMZ.

Reports in TMZ said Bing had been suffering from depression.

He is survived by his two children – Damian, whom he shares with Hurley, and Kira, born to tennis player Lisa Bonder.

Bing co-wrote the 2003 comedy flick Kangaroo Jack and financed a number of other films, including The Polar Express and Beowulf. He was also credited as an executive producer for Get Carter, Youth in Revolt and Rock the Kasbah.

He was the chairman of Shangri-La Entertainment, whose most recent credits include 2017 blockbuster Kingsman: The Golden Circle.

Bing, a grandson of New York real estate mogul Leo S Bing and a close friend of Bill Clinton, pledged a $30 million legacy gift to the Motion Picture & Television Fund in 2012.

Bing and Hurley welcomed Damian on April 4, 2002 after their split. In July 2019, a judge ruled Damian and Kira were both entitled to access their grandfather Dr Peter Bing’s trust after a trustee from his estate sought to exclude them.

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