An American producer, philanthropist, and writer known as Steve Bing has committed suicide. He died at the age of 55. According to TMZ, he died on Monday June 22nd after he jumped off the 27th floor of a luxury apartment building in L.A.'s Century City neighborhood. Sources informed that he had been going through depression due to lack of human contact during quarantine.
Bing, was the founder of Shangri-La Entertainment and he inherited a fortune of some $600 million from his grandfather, an L.A. real estate developer Leo S. Bing. Bing pursued a career in Hollywood after dropping out of the University and was the executive producer of the Sylvester Stallone film, “Get Carter,” in 2000.
In 2003, he was a co-writer for the action-comedy “Kangaroo Jack,” he also contributed to “Missing in Action” and wrote an episode of “Married With Children.” The philanthropist later invested some $80 million in “The Polar Express,” the Tom Hanks-voiced 2004 film which was directed by Robert Zemeckis. Bing had producing credits on films including “CSNY/Deja Vu,” “Rock the Kasbah,” “Get Carter,” “Girl Walks Into a Bar” and a Jerry Lee Lewis documentary in the works.
Steve Bing is survived by two children, namely Damian Hurley from his relationship with Elizabeth Hurley and daughter Kira Bonder, who he had with former pro tennis player Lisa Bonder.