Filmmaker Steve Bing killed himself, a coroner in Los Angeles confirmed.
Bing, who had a child with actress Elizabeth Hurley, was found dead Monday at the age of 55.
The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s Office listed his cause of death as “multiple blunt force trauma” and said the way was suicidal. The case is now closed, the coroner added.
Hurley has paid tribute to him, as has former US President Bill Clinton and Rolling Stones singer Sir Mick Jagger.
‘Kind and generous’
In Hollywood, Bing was known for co-writing the 2003 film Kangaroo Jack; funding The Polar Express from 2004, voiced by Tom Hanks; and producing the 2000 remake of Get Carter starring Sylvester Stallone and Martin Scorsese’s Rolling Stones documentary Shine a Light.
Sir Mick said it was “very sad to hear of Steve Bing’s death”.
The star wrote: “He was such a kind and generous friend and supported so many good and just causes. I will miss him very much.”
Hurley remembered the producer and philanthropist as a “sweet and kind man.”
She wrote on Instagram: “It saddens me to believe that my ex Steve is no longer with us. It is a terrible ending.”
- Hurley pays tribute to “sweet and kind” ex Steve Bing
Her son Damian, 18, added: “Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all who have communicated after the devastating news.
“I am trying to answer as many as I can, but keep in mind that I will always remember your kindness. This is a very strange and confusing moment and I am immensely grateful to be surrounded by my great family and friends.” “
‘A big heart’
At the age of 18, Steve Bing inherited a $ 600 million property fortune from his grandfather Leo Bing.
He was very supportive of Clinton, as he donated at least $ 10 million to his foundation and paid for the former president’s trip to North Korea in 2009 to negotiate the release of two American journalists.
“I loved Steve Bing very much,” said the former president.
“He had a great heart and was willing to do everything possible for the people and causes he believed in. I will miss him and his enthusiasm more than I can say, and I hope he finally finds peace.”
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