Hollywood movie producer, Steve Bing, has died at the age of 55.
The filmmaker and philanthropist jumped to his death from the 27th floor of his luxury apartment building in the Century City neighborhood of Los Angeles after becoming depressed due to a lack of social contact during the COVID-19 lockdown.
He is best known as the financier behind films such as Tom Hanks’ “The Polar Express” and for his relationship with actress Elizabeth Hurley.
Bing, the founder of Shangri-La Entertainment, was the grandson of real estate developer Leo S. Bing, the namesake of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s Bing Theatre.
His son, Damian Hurley, confirmed his death on social media.
Damian was born after an 18-month relationship between the entrepreneur and actress Elizabeth Hurley, 55, in the early 2000s, before the pair split amid a bitter paternity row.