Millionaire Hollywood financier and the father of Liz Hurley’s kids Steve Bing, 55, jumps to his death from his 27th floor LA apartment because he was ‘depressed about human contact during quarantine’
- Bing was the father of Elizabeth Hurley’s son Damian, who lives with his mother
- Scion of a wealthy real estate family, he spent his life developing films
- Bing was said to be depressed by isolation due to the coronavirus pandemic
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Filmmaker and philanthropist Steve Bing has died at 55.
Details about the Stanford University drop-out’s death were revealed by TMZ on Monday.
The producer/director died after jumping from the 27th floor of the Studio City neighborhood building where he lived.
Sources close to the situation told the site that he’d been ‘depressed’ about being isolated during coronavirus, but it is unclear if that had anything to do with his suicide.
Tragic: Steve Bing has died by suicide at the age of 55. The filmmaker and philanthropist is seen in 2006 above
Bing began his career in Hollywood after inheriting $600million from his real estate mogul grandfather during his junior year of college.
He was known for writing the 2003 film Kangaroo Jack.
As an investor, Bing was integral in bringing Tom Hank’s Polar Express to life, contributing $100million to the computer animated feature.
He shares an 18-year-old son named Damien with actress Elizabeth Hurley. Bing initially disputed Hurley’s claim he was the father but later a DNA test proved otherwise.