Steve Bing, a producer, philanthropist and screenwriter, has died by suicide in Los Angeles. He was 55. Police and the coroner’s office said he jumped from a Century City apartment building on Monday.
Information from TMZ has it that Steve told the publication that he had been suffering from depression due to lack of human contact during quarantine.
According to TMZ, Steve Bing died on Monday June 22nd after jumping from the 27th floor of a luxury apartment building in L.A.’s Century City neighborhood.
Bing, who founded Shangri-La Entertainment inherited a fortune of some $600 million from his grandfather, L.A. real estate developer Leo S. Bing.
His producing credits included the 2000 action thriller “Get Carter,” the 2005 comedy “Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World” the 2015 comedy “Rock the Kasbah,” and the 2008 Martin Scorsese-directed documentary on The Rolling Stones, “Shine A Light.” he also wrote the screenplay for the 2003 comedy “Kangaroo Jack” and co- wrote the screenplay for the 1985 action film, “Missing in Action 2: The Beginning.
Bing, a major Democratic donor and a friend of President Clinton, went on to Stanford but dropped out in his junior year to pursue filmmaking. Rangy and silver-haired, the 6-foot-4 producer was often seen dressed casually in jeans and gym shoes.
Bing is survived by his son, actor and model Damian Hurley, whose mother is actress and model Elizabeth Hurley, and daughter Kira Bonder, whose mother is former professional tennis player Lisa Bonder.
FOLLOW US ON TWITTER @PLANET_101FM