Film Producer, Wealthy Heir, Political Donor Steve Bing Dies

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Movie producer, film financier, actual property heir, and main Democratic political donor Steve Bing has died. He was 55.

The Los Angeles County coroner stated Bing died on June 22 at his residence in the Century Metropolis part of Los Angeles. The coroner did not cite a trigger and stated an post-mortem is pending. Without giving a reputation, the town Hearth Division stated it responded to a report of a 55-year-old man jumping from a constructing at the similar time and place.

Bing produced the 2000 Sylvester Stallone film “Get Carter” and was a serious investor within the 2004 Tom Hanks animated movie “The Polar Categorical.” He co-wrote the 2003 comedy “Kangaroo Jack,” a movie starring Anthony Anderson and Jerry O’Connell that was savaged by critics however made almost $90 million at the box office.

Bing was the son of Peter Bing, a physician and philanthropist who specialized in public well being, and the grandson of Leo Bing, a New York actual property developer who left him tons of of tens of millions of dollars that he inherited when he turned 18.

Bing donated tens of millions to the Democratic Social gathering and its candidates, together with Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, and Nancy Pelosi, and to the campaigns for liberal-leaning ballot initiatives in California.

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Former U.S. President Invoice Clinton (L) and Hollywood mogul Steve Bing look on through the annual Clinton International Initiative (CGI) in New York City on Sept. 21, 2010. (Mario Tama/Getty Photographs)

Bing was an LA socialite who incessantly dated famous ladies and was typically seen on purple carpets, at big-dollar benefits and courtside at Lakers video games.

In his 30s, he was concerned in a pair of high-profile lawsuits centering on his potential paternity of youngsters that brought him media attention on each side of the Atlantic Ocean. A 2002 DNA check required by a British courtroom confirmed that he was the daddy of the toddler son of model and actress Elizabeth Hurley, whom he had dated.

The same yr he sued movie mogul Kirk Krekorian, alleging Krekorian had hired a personal detective to undergo Bing’s trash to acquire DNA for an additional paternity check, this one to determine whether Bing was the father of the daughter born to Krekorian’s then-wife, tennis participant Lisa Bonder. That lawsuit was settled out of courtroom.

The 2 youngsters, Damian Hurley and Kira Kerkorian, have been named in current courtroom fights over whether or not they will be heirs in the belief arrange by Bing’s father.

By Andrew Dalton

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