Film producer Steve Bing, 55, dies after fall

Steve Bing
Steve Bing
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  • Film producer Steve Bing has died after a fall.
  • The 55-year-old was found dead at the bottom of a luxury apartment building.
  • The producer had writing credits on the 2003 film Kangaroo Jack and was the financier on Tom Hanks' The Polar Express.

Steve Bing has died. He was 55 years old.

The film producer was pronounced dead at the scene after being found at the base of a luxury apartment building in Century City, California at 13:10 on Monday, according to People. His death is being investigated by law enforcement, according Deadline.

The 55-year-old co-wrote the 2003 film Kangaroo Jack and had executive producing credits on titles such as Get Carter, Every Breath and was a financier on Tom Hanks' The Polar Express. But his influence extended further than just the film industry.

He was also an influential political donor, contributing around $10 million to former President Bill Clinton's foundation, and a real estate tycoon who came from a wealthy family. In 2012, as part of a legacy gift, he pledged $30 million to the Motion Picture & Television Fund.

Steve is survived by his two children, Damian Hurley, which he shares with Elizabeth Hurley – despite famously denying the allegations that later resulted in a paternity test proving otherwise – and Kira Bonder, which he shares with former US tennis pro, Lisa Bonder.

At the time Lisa was involved in a high-profile child support lawsuit with her ex-husband of 28 days, billionaire Kirk Kerkorian, which Steve Bing soon became a part of. Kirk hired a private investigator, Anthony Pellicano, known as the 'Hollywood fixer', who, according to Vanity Fair, took dental floss out of Steve Bing's bin proving Kirk's suspicions true that he was, in fact, Kira's father. 

After hearing about Steve's death Elizabeth Hurley shared images with the producer on Tuesday writing on Twitter: "I’m saddened beyond belief that Steve is no longer with us. Our time together was very happy & although there were some tough times, the memories of a sweet, kind man are what matter."

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