Steve Bing, the film producer and wealthy financier who fathered a child with actress Elizabeth Hurley, died in a fall from his posh Los Angeles, Calif. apartment building Monday, reports said.
The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed to Fox News on Monday that authorities were investigating the death of a man in his 50s in the 10000 block of Santa Monica Boulevard in Century City. The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office also confirmed the death to Fox News, but as of Tuesday morning, it had yet to identify him by name.
“The decedent was pronounced dead at the scene on 06/22/2020 at 13:10 hours. Identification is pending,” a spokesperson for the coroner’s office wrote to Fox News in a statement.
Bing allegedly fell from the Ten Thousand complex at 10000 Santa Monica Blvd in Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Times, citing a law enforcement source, reported that foul play is not expected.
Tributes for Bing began pouring in hours after the news broke.
“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,” wrote former President Bill Clinton on Twitter.
Bing founded Shangri-La Entertainment, which produced and financed films such as “The Polar Express” starring actor Tom Hanks and 2007’s “Beowulf.” He also co-wrote the 2003 comedy, “Kangaroo Jack.”
Bing was the ex of actress Elizabeth Hurley and father her son, Damian, based on a 2002 DNA test, which he denied at the time, according to PEOPLE. He had another child, Kira, born to professional tennis player Lisa Bonder.
At the age of 18, Bing inherited an estimated $600 million from his grandfather, Leo S. Bing, a real estate developer, which led him to drop out of Stanford University and use the money to invest in Hollywood.
In 2009, Bing paid for the flight that carried Clinton and American journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee home from North Korea, according to Deadline.
Fox News’ Julius Young contributed to this report.