Producer Steve Bing, Major Democratic Donor & Liz Hurley’s Ex, Dies At 55 Of Suicide
Hollywood producer and philanthropist Steve Bing has died of speculated suicide. Bing had jumped from his high rise luxury building in Century City, California on Monday at 1 p.m.
Following protocol, the Los Angles Police Department did not disclose Bing as being the individual, but the description given fits that of Bing.
Bing his best known for his work on The Polar Express, Shine A Light, Get Carter, Looking For Comedy In The Muslim World, Youth In Revolt and Rock The Kasbah. In his earlier years, he co-wrote Kangaroo Jack.
Bing had donated millions of dollars to non-profits and Democratic candidates. In 2012, he had given $30 million legacy gift to the Motion Picture Television Fund.
Bill Clinton tweeted, “I loved Steve Bing very much. He had a big heart, and he was willing to do anything he could for the people and causes he believed in. I will miss him and his enthusiasm more than I can say, and I hope he’s finally found peace.”
I loved Steve Bing very much. He had a big heart, and he was willing to do anything he could for the people and causes he believed in. I will miss him and his enthusiasm more than I can say, and I hope he’s finally found peace.
— Bill Clinton (@BillClinton) June 23, 2020
Bing had originally inherited $600 million at age 18 from his grandfather Leo Bing who was a New York real estate developer.
Bing had lead a life out of the spotlight until he became involved in two separate paternity cases in the early two thousands. He denied being the father to a son with model Elizabeth Harley until a paternity test proved that he was the father. He also fathered a daughter with tennis player Lisa Bonder, who was married to billionaire Kirk Kerkorian. When Kerkorian suspected that the child was not his, he hired a private investigator who was able to obtain a pierce of dental floss that Bing had used for a paternity test. The test proved that Bing was the father to the child.