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    Steve Bing*-- best known for writing "Kangaroo Jack" and investing hugely in the*Tom Hanks' film, "The Polar Express" -- has died ... TMZ has learned.

    Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the famed writer/producer died by suicide Monday after jumping from the 27th floor of a luxury apartment building in L.A.'s Century City neighborhood. Bing lived in the building, and sources connected to him tell us he'd been depressed about lack of human contact during quarantine. We don't know if that's behind the suicide.

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    wow. poor lestat looking son of elizabeth hurley.

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    Omg how sad.
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    Never knew much about him, other than the Hurley spawn thing. Wiki page is kinda interesting. He inherited $600m at age 18? And kills himself at 55. Dude, covid has us all depressed. *smh* with all due respect of course...

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    Whoa. I only knew him as the daddy denier of two women. Hurley and another woman. Father of both of their children. I believe he didn't want contact with Damien Hurley. I wonder what Damien is feeling. He gave big donations to democrats.
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    Holy shit. That's terrible.
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    That wiki article reads weirdly. Was he the dad to Kira Bonder? Or, was it the PI? Did I read it incorrectly.

    I wonder if Damian ever had any contact with him throughout the years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trixie View Post
    Never knew much about him, other than the Hurley spawn thing. Wiki page is kinda interesting. He inherited $600m at age 18? And kills himself at 55. Dude, covid has us all depressed. *smh* with all due respect of course...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Bing
    And also he could have seen his estranged son by now in the UK as that social interaction is permitted.
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    Damn. That's horrible

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    Liz Hurley pays tribute to her millionaire ex Steve Bing, 55 - the absent father of her son Damian, 18 - after he jumped to his death from his 27th floor LA apartment and reveals they had become friends again in the last year


    • Steve Bing killed himself Monday by jumping from the 27th floor of his LA apartment amid a depression battle
    • Liz Hurley, who he dated from 2000 until 2002 when she fell pregnant with their son sparking a bitter paternity fight, has paid tribute - saying she is 'saddened beyond belief' and calling him a 'sweet, kind man'
    • She revealed that the pair had become close again, and last spoke on son Damian's 18th birthday in April
    • Bing was also involved in paternity fight over daughter Kira Kerkorian, his child with tennis star Lisa Bonder
    • A real estate heir who inherited $600m on his 18th birthday, Bing was also a movie writer and producer
    • Bing was also a philanthropist and Democrat donor, with Bill Clinton among those paying tribute to him
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    By CHRIS PLEASANCE FOR MAILONLINE and KELBY VERA and HARRIET ALEXANDER FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    PUBLISHED: 02:04, 23 June 2020 | UPDATED: 12:22, 23 June 2020

    Liz Hurley has paid tribute to her multimillionaire ex Steve Bing - the father of her son Damian – after he jumped to his death from the 27th floor of his Los Angeles apartment block aged 55 amid a battle with depression.
    The British actress, also 55, said she was 'saddened beyond belief' at news of his suicide, calling it a 'terrible end'. She dated the real estate heir for 18 months between 2000 and 2002 before they split amid a bitter paternity row.
    'Although we went through some tough times, it’s the good, wonderful memories of a sweet, kind man that matter,' she wrote on Instagram alongside pictures of the pair together.
    'In the past year we had become close again. We last spoke on our son’s 18th birthday. This is devastating news and I thank everyone for their lovely messages.'
    Bing plunged to his death from the luxurious Ten Thousand Building around 1pm on Monday having become depressed amid a lack of human contact during lockdown, sources told TMZ.
    A one-time Vegas high-roller and strip-club aficionado who was 'dedicated in equal parts to philanthropy, politics and women', Bing used his wealth to immerse himself in the glamour of Hollywood, producing films such as Get Carter, starring Sylvester Stallone, and Polar Express, with Tom Hanks.
    He was also known for his scandalous private life, including fathering son Damian by Liz Hurley and daughter Kira Kerkorian by tennis player Lisa Bonder.
    Both children had to undergo paternity tests to prove he was their father - with Bonder's ex-husband, MGM billionaire Kirk Kerkorian, even hiring a private detective to acquire a sample of Bing's DNA as evidence.
    Bing and Hurley were also involved in a bitter paternity fight, with a court-ordered DNA test eventually proving he was the father. He is not thought to have been close with either child, though supported them financially.
    During a bitter inheritance fight with father Peter in which he tried to cut both children out of his will, it was claimed that Steve had never even met Damian. He and Hurley hit back, and ultimately won the case.

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    Liz Hurley posted a tribute to Bing on Instagram as news of his suicide spread, saying she was 'saddened beyond belief' while describing him as 'a sweet, kind man'


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    The British actress also revealed that the pair had reconnected over the last year, and had last spoke on son Damian's 18th birthday on April 4 (pictured left and right, the pair during their relationship which she posted online)


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    The pair began dating in 2000 as Hurley split from Hugh Grant and were involved in an on-off romance until splitting in 2002 when she fell pregnant, sparking a bitter paternity row (pictured left and right, in images she uploaded to Instagram)


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    Their feud was eventually settled when a court-ordered DNA test proved Bing (left) was the father of Hurley's son Damian, after which he agreed to set up a trust fund for the boy


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    Police outside the building where Steve Bing lived. He is believed to have jumped to his death


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    Damian Hurley, Bing's son, uploaded his own Instagram post - describing the news as 'devastating' and adding: 'This is a very strange and confusing time and I'm immensely grateful to be surrounded by my phenomenal friends and family'

    Son Damian uploaded his own Instagram post acknowledging his father's death - describing the news as 'devastating' and adding: 'This is a very strange and confusing time and I'm immensely grateful to be surrounded by my phenomenal friends and family.'
    Former president Bill Clinton, a friend of Bing and recipient of his donations via the Clinton Foundation, also paid tribute to him, tweeting: '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.'
    Bing was a well-known donor to liberal causes, having signed up to the Bill Gates and Warren Buffett 'Giving Pledge' to give away the majority of his wealth in his lifetime.
    Most recently, he supported Elizabeth Warren's presidential campaign, donating some $2,800.
    He also made headlines in 2009 when he paid for the flight that Clinton used to bring two journalists from North Korea to the US after they were locked up on charges of spying.
    Bing was thought to be worth around $590million at the time of his death.
    His fortune originated from his grandfather Leo, one of the founding members of New York real estate developer Bing & Bing, who built some of the city's most iconic apartment buildings in the 1920s and 30s.

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    The Century City building where Bing lived, with a police tent to the right showing where he fell to his death

    Working with architect Emery Roth, they built luxury Art Deco-inspired red-brick buildings on both the Upper West and East sides of Manhattan.
    Steve's father, Peter Bing, is a respected doctor who worked on public health issues for the Johnson administration and had close links to Stanford University, where he served as a Chair and Trustee having donated $50million to the college.
    In 1985, Peter sold most of the New York buildings he had inherited and subsequently relocated to Los Angeles where the family has ties, including with the Leo S. Bing Theater at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, which was built in 1965.
    Peter also helped fund the Bing Center for Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia at Harvard, which was dedicated to him in 2005.
    The family has appeared on the Forbes list of the 400 richest Americans.
    Stephen Bing was born in 1965 and attended high school at Harvard-Westlake School where he wrote his first screenplay 'Missing in Action' with veteran sitcom writer Arthur Silver, that was later made into a film starring Chuck Norris and spawned a sequel.
    He inherited his fortune on his 18th birthday - March 31, 1983 - prompting him to drop out of Stanford in his junior year to pursue filmmaking.
    Bing lived in the Hotel Bel-Air throughout the 1990s - having reportedly checked in for one night before staying for nine years - but managed to maintain a low profile until his relationship with Hurley saw him hit the headlines.
    The pair had an on-off relationship that began in 2000 as she was splitting from Hugh Grant and lasted until 2002 when Hurley fell pregnant, sparking a furious paternity row.
    Bing initially claimed the child had nothing to do with him because their relationship had not been exclusive, something she fervently denied.
    Mary, Bing's sister, claimed in a Vanity Fair article that he had been 'snookered' into becoming a father after wooing Hurley with private jets, Rolex watches, sapphire and diamond rings and all-expenses paid trips to New York and Europe.
    The same article quoted friends of his who claimed that Hurley had been on the pill while they were sleeping together, and that antibiotics had stopped it from working.
    The magazine reported that Bing had urged her to get an abortion followed by therapy, which she declined.
    He was subsequently dubbed 'Bing Laden' and a 'spermicidal maniac' by the British tabloids, which led to a series of libel lawsuits.
    He later said he would be 'involved and responsible' and the child's life it turned out he was the father, which was proved by paternity test in DNA.
    Bing announced he would pay £100,000-a-month into a trust fund for Damian, which he could access when he turned 18.

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    Hurley and her son Damian, 18, who was born after an 18-month fling with Bing in the early 2000s. Bing initially denied being the father, and court papers released in 2018 claimed he and Damian had never met


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    Bing's daughter is Kira Kerkorian (left), whose mother is his ex-girlfriend Lisa Bonder (right). Bonder had claimed Kira's father was billionaire Kirk Kerkorian, to whom she was married for 28 days, but he hired a private detective to prove otherwise





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    Liz Hurley and son Damian pictured left in 2008 at a charity event in London, and right at a film premiere in 2011


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    Elizabeth Hurley is pictured with Steve Bing at a Los Angeles Lakers game in 2001, during their 18-month relationship. The pair split in 2002 after she fell pregnant, sparking a bitter paternity battle.

    In 2002, the same year that Damian was born, Bing was embroiled in a second paternity suit - this time involving Kirk Kerkorian and his ex-wife Lisa Bonder, to whom he was married for just 28 days in 1999.
    After the pair split Bonder revealed she was pregnant and Kerkorian was ordered to pay $100,000-a-month in child support, as well as setting up a $7million trust for her.
    But he long suspected that Bing - Bonder's ex-boyfriend - was in fact the father, in paid notorious private detective Anthony Pellicano to investigate.
    After reportedly swiping a piece of dental floss from Bing's trash, a subsequent DNA test proved that he was indeed Kira's father.
    Pellicano also wiretapped Bonder's phone calls and was subsequently convicted on various charges, including wiretapping, received a 15-year prison sentence.
    Amid the sudden controversy surrounding Bing, the LA Times wrote that 'the press-shy 37-year-old scion is fast acquiring a Gatsby-esque allure and notoriety.'
    'Now unmistakably on the map as a high-profile Hollywood libertine, he is a man dedicated apparently in equal measures to philanthropy, politics and women,' the paper added.
    Friends of Bing said that the 6'4' producer was famed for his easy-going sense of fun and his intellect.
    He drove around town in a 1997 Lincoln, wearing jeans and scruffy t-shirts or Hawaiian shirts, and giving no hint of his wealth.
    'He's a fan of strip clubs, has been a high roller in Las Vegas for years, and yet he can discuss the dense Robert Caro biography of Lyndon Johnson,' the paper claimed.
    He was said to count Warren Beatty, James Caan, Hugh Hefner and Mick Jagger among his friends.
    Bing was best known professionally for writing the 2003 film Kangaroo Jack.
    As an investor, Bing was integral in bringing Tom Hanks' Polar Express to life, contributing $100 million to the computer animated feature.

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    Bing and Hurley pictured at the polo in the Hamptons in 2001, during their on-off relationship


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    Bing and Hurley at Elton John's 2001 post-Oscar party in Los Angeles

    He also produced the Rolling Stones film directed by Martin Scorcese, Shine A Light.
    In April 2012, Bing joined the Giving Pledge – a program established by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett to commit multi-millionaires and billionaires to donate most of their wealth to charity during their lifetimes.

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    Bing and Hurley attend an Elton John concert at Madison Square Gardens in October 2000

    Dr Peter Bing, Damian's grandfather, attempted in 2018 to cut his 'born out of wedlock' grandson from a sizeable inheritance from his will.
    Peter Bing, who donated $50 million to Stanford University in 2006, established his trust in 1980 to 'benefit [his] future grandchildren', who were born or adopted at a young age by Steve or Mary, Steve's sister, according to court papers.
    However, Peter sought to redefine the definition of 'grandchild' to exclude children born out of wedlock or who had not lived with either Steve or Mary for a significant portion of time as a child.
    If allowed to stand, the new definition would have cut Damian and Kira out of the trust - a move that would also have increased the amount due to be received by Mary's own children.
    Steve and Liz joined forces in order to hit back, with his lawyers claiming that Peter and Mary were conspiring to 'orchestrate a massive money-grab to deprive' Kira and Damian of their rightful inheritance and 'thereby increasing—perhaps even doubling—her own children's share of the available fund'.
    Separately, lawyers for Hurley accused Peter of having 'misdirected anger' towards Steve which had 'nothing to do with Damian'.
    As the feud turned bitter, Steve went so far as to demand Mary be 'penalized' for attempting to secure more money for her two children, Lucy and Anton, aged 19 and 16, whom she shares with her ex husband Doug Ellis.
    If had been enforced, the penalty would have cost her children their entire inheritance.

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    Bing is pictured with Martin Scorcese, who directed the Rolling Stones film Shine a Light, which Bing financed


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    Bing was also said to have been in a relationship with Sharon Stone


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    Philanthropist Steve Bing and Bill Clinton in 2010, at a meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative


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    Bing was a friend of Clinton and thought to be a donor to his causes, with the former President leading tributes to him

    Judge Daniel Juarez shot down Peter's attempt to redefine the term 'grandchild' in July last year, saying the term of the trust were unambiguous. However, he also refused to punish Mary's grandchildren in the process.
    Juarez wrote in his judgement: 'Although wills are to be construed in accordance with the testator's intent, it is the intent expressed by the words of the will itself which must be given effect rather than some undisclosed purpose or intent that may have existed in the mind of the testator.'

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    Peter Bing, Steve's father, attempted to cut Damian and Kira out of a trust he established to benefit his grandchildren - but ultimately lost the case

    'There is no ambiguity in the Trusts' use of the term ''grandchild''.
    The exact value of the trust is secret, but thought to be worth several millions of dollars to each grandchild.
    Bing has also been romantically connected to Sharon Stone, Uma Thurman and Naomi Campbell.
    His philanthropy was less well known, but impressive.
    In 2002 Bing was the largest donor to the Natural Resources Defense Council, contributing $10 million.
    He had contributed $3.5 million to support and defend the 1998 initiative that imposed a 50-cent-per-pack tax on cigarettes to fund child-care and anti-tobacco programs for preschoolers, and was generous to Democratic candidates.
    On the night of the 2000 general election, Bing immediately committed $200,000 to the recount effort.
    He also pledged $25 million to Stanford University.
    At the time of his death, Bing was living in the 40-story Ten Thousand Building in Los Angeles' Century City neighborhood, where rents start at $10,000-a-month.
    Celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti, who represented Stormy Daniels in her suit against President Trump, also lives in the building along with Magic Johnson's son E.J., according to The Hollywood Reporter.
    Other residents are thought to include Saudi billionaires and Russian oligarchs.

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    I remember at the time wondering if she had gotten pregnant on purpose to cash in for life with his bank account. She has always said she was on the pill and was taking antibiotics at the time of conception, but every doctor will tell you that it nullifies the birth control if you are on antibiotics. I wonder if she will backpedal on the fact that he had never met Damien?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandknight View Post
    I remember at the time wondering if she had gotten pregnant on purpose to cash in for life with his bank account. She has always said she was on the pill and was taking antibiotics at the time of conception, but every doctor will tell you that it nullifies the birth control if you are on antibiotics. I wonder if she will backpedal on the fact that he had never met Damien?
    My doc didn't tell me that and I ended up pregnant.
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    your doctor should have. but not sure all do.

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    I never heard it either. Yikes.

    You can really see Steve in Damian when he was a little boy. I always thought he was a clone of Liz. But he's really the perfect amalgamation of both parents.

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    i suspected he probably might be in touch with his son with liz hurley again when it was reported last year that damian won a court case to gain access to his grandfather's estate. steve bing was active in the case and accused his sister of trying to cut out his kids to favour hers. he wouldn't have done that if he didn't at least care enough to want his kids to get their fair share from their grandfather, in addition to what they'd inherit from him.
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