Steve Bing, Producer And Writer Of ‘Kangaroo Jack’, Dies By Suicide At 55 – Steve Bing, filmmaker, screenwriter, philanthropist and father to Elizabeth Hurley’s son Damian, best known for penning down the script of “Kangaroo Jack,” has died.
Steve Bing, Producer And Writer Of ‘Kangaroo Jack’, Dies By Suicide At 55:
Steve Bing, a Hollywood producer, writer and financier, died from apparent suicide Monday afternoon in Century City. He was 55.
The Los Angeles Police Department said it conducted a death investigation at about 1 p.m. in the 10000 block of Santa Monica Boulevard, near the border of Beverly Hills.
According to law enforcement sources, Steve Bing jumped from the 27th floor of the luxury apartment building in LA’s Century City, and Bing was pronounced dead at 1:10 p.m. Monday.
An individual at 10000 Santa Monica Boulevard told TheWrap that Bing had jumped from the tower.
The Los Angeles Police Department would not confirm the identification of the deceased or the cause of death.
An individual who knew Bing said he was depressed with the lack of human contact during the COVID-19 quarantine.
Born on March 31, 1965, Steve Bing was the grandson of Leo S. Bing, the namesake of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s Bing Theatre.
Steve Bing, who inherited a fortune of some $600 million from his grandfather, L.A. real estate developer Leo S. Bing, also contributed millions of dollars to Democratic political causes.
After receiving his inheritance at the age of 18, Steve Bing dropped out of Stanford to try out the movie business. While he was still a high school student at Harvard-Westlake, he wrote the story for “Missing in Action” and later wrote an episode of Married With Children in 1989 and 2003’s CGI comedy Kangaroo Jack, starring Jerry O’Connell and Anthony Anderson and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.
Producer and Real Estate Heir Steve Bing Died By Suicide:
In 2000, Steve Bing founded Shangri-La Entertainment, which produced and financed films including Robert Zemeckis’ motion-capture films The Polar Express (2004) and Beowulf (2007), among other titles. Bing took off as a producer, working on Sylvester Stallone’s Get Carter (2000), 2001 Judy Greer film Without Charlie andThe Big Bounce with Owen Wilson and Charlie Sheen (2004).
Steve Bing’s producing credits include the 200 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.”
In 2003, he co-wrote the action comedy “Kangaroo Jack,” starring Anthony Anderson and Jerry O’Connell.
In 2009, Bing made headlines when he paid for the flight that carried Bill Clinton and American journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee home from North Korea.
In 2012, he pledged a $30 million legacy gift to the Motion Picture & Television Fund.
Steve Bing also donated millions of dollars to Democratic candidates and causes, and was close with Bill Clinton who took to Twitter Monday night to express his sadness: “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.”
Steve Bing is survived by his two children; Damian Hurley from his relationship with actress Elizabeth Hurley, and daughter Kira Bonder, from his relationship with former pro tennis player Lisa Bonder.
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