On Monday, June 22, Steve Bing was found dead after jumping from the balcony on the 27th floor of the building where he lived on Santa Monica Boulevard in Century City in Los Angeles, California.
An unauthorized police official confirmed that it was Mr. Bing, when originally details of the man were kept confidential. The coroner ruled his death a suicide. He was only 55.
Bing financed and produced several popular Hollywood movies including Get Carter, The Polar Express, Kangaroo Jack, Shine a Light, Rules Don’t Apply, and more.
Throughout his life, he donated to progressive and Democratic causes and was friends with Bill Clinton, the former President.
Elizabeth Hurley, the mother of his son, posted on Instagram on Tuesday that she was “saddened beyond belief” from his death. She also said that over the past year the two of them had become very close again.
He leaves behind his parents, son, Damian, and daughter, Kira, from an earlier relationship with Lisa Bonder.
Condolences to his family and friends.