Hollywood mogul Steve Bing’s death has formally been ruled a suicide, Los Angeles County’s coroner has confirmed.
Bing — the 55-year-old father of Elizabeth Hurley’s 18-year-old son — died Monday after plunging from the 27th floor of his apartment building in LA’s Century City.
The cause of death was listed as “multiple blunt trauma” and ruled a suicide, records show. The case is listed as closed.
Bing became a major Hollywood producer and investor after inheriting $600 million from his grandfather, New York real estate developer Leo Bing, when he was 18.
Bing produced the 2000 Sylvester Stallone film “Get Carter” and was a major investor in the 2004 Tom Hanks animated film “The Polar Express.”
He was also a producer on director Martin Scorsese’s 2008 Rolling Stones documentary, “Shine a Light,” and a co-producer with Mick Jagger on a forthcoming documentary on Jerry Lee Lewis.
“It’s so sad to hear of Steve Bing’s passing,” Jagger said on Twitter. “He was such a kind and generous friend and supported so many good and just causes. I will miss him very much.”
Bing also donated millions to the Democratic Party, with Bill Clinton tweeting Monday that he “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,” Clinton wrote.
Elizabeth Hurley and Steve Bing in 2001
The Los Angeles apartment building where Steve Bing died by suicide.
Outside the Los Angeles apartment building where Steve Bing died by suicide.
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