Steve Bing death: ex-partner Elizabeth Hurley reacts to news

Elizabeth Hurley, the British actress and model who had a son with Steve Bing, expressed her pain early Tuesday morning after the death of the philanthropist and financier of the film on Monday afternoon in Century City.

Bing, 55, fell to his death from the 27th floor of a residential building in Century City. Authorities told the Times that foul play was not suspected.

“I am saddened to believe that Steve is no longer with us,” Hurley wrote on social media. “Our time together was very happy and although there were some difficult moments, what matters are the memories of a sweet and kind man. We got close again last year and last spoke on the 18th of our son. This is devastating news. “

Her son Damian Hurley turned 18 on April 4. He has appeared in a couple of episodes of “The Royals” by E! While her mother regularly appeared in the series as Queen Helena. She was also on Hulu’s “Fugitives”.

After Hurley and actor Hugh Grant parted ways in the early 2000s, she and Bing had a yearlong relationship that complicated, sparking the “tough times” she mentioned Tuesday, after she told Bing that she was pregnant and he discussed whether he was the father. . Damian was born in 2002.

Hurley, 55, insisted at the time that she had been “completely loyal and faithful” to him, The Guardian reported.

Bing had released a statement at the time that said, “Ms. Hurley and I were not in an exclusive relationship when she became pregnant. It is your choice to be a single mother. If I really am the father, I will be an extremely involved and responsible father. “

In June 2002, the DNA test he had demanded identified Bing as the father.

Damian Hurley also posted a message Tuesday on Instagram, thanking everyone who had communicated with the “devastating news.”

“This is a very strange and confusing moment and I am immensely grateful to be surrounded by my great family and friends,” he said.