Sharon Stone is coping with the death of her ex-boyfriend. This Monday, multiple outlets revealed that Steve Bing passed away by suicide. During his career, the 55-year-old producer and film financier dated several famous stars, including Sharon Stone and Elizabeth Hurley.
During an interview with Extra, Sharon, 62, shared her thoughts on what it was like to lose Mr. Bing. Sharon said his death hit her particularly hard. “He’s a complicated person,” Sharon explained, before going on to say that Bing didn’t always make the best decisions.
This Tuesday, Hurley, 55, commented on his death on her Instagram, stating that she was “saddened beyond belief” to hear that Steve had passed away. She described it as a “terrible end.”Damian Hurley also commented on his death.
Reportedly, Bing also had a 21-year-old daughter whom he had with the ex-tennis pro, Lisa Bonder. Her name is Kira. According to Variety, Steve Bing was also a screenwriter, a philanthropist, as well as a producer. He died after he jumped out of the 27th floor of his apartment building in LA.
On Monday, the coroner’s office and the authorities confirmed that a 55-year-old man died after he jumped off his 27th-floor balcony. Sources who spoke with TMZ claimed that Bing was suffering from depression in the years leading up to his death.
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I adored Steve Bing. He was the kindest, most vulnerable and generous person I’ve ever known. He and my husband Mitch were best friends and partners. He was also one of my dearest friends. He cared deeply for everyone he loved. But had a harder time letting people take care of him. It didn’t stop me from trying. I always worried about Steve, which touched and amused him to no end. We used to joke that I was his real mom… . His passing is almost unbearable. When Mitch and I met Steve we mistakenly thought he was a sweet homeless guy crashing on a friend’s sofa in Malibu. We ended up traveling the world together making movies in Morocco, documentaries with the Rolling Stones and having the best adventures. Along the way I met friends of his like Jerry Lee Lewis, Chrissie Hynde, Kris Kristofferson and Mick Jagger who Steve brought as his date to my 50th. Mick ended up singing Happy Birthday to me when Steve realized they’d all forgotten to. . A year later Steve flew the great Solomon Burke down to Santa Fe to film a scene in Mitch’s beautiful film “Passion Play”. It also happened to be my 51st birthday so that night Steve asked Solomon to sing at my party. He sang “Stand By Me” one of my favorite songs sung by one of my favorite singers. That was the kind of magic Steve loved to sprinkle into your life. . There are so many more stories, amazing conversations, amazing people, adventures, dreams and laughter we shared over the decades we spent together and there were so many more to come. If only I could have wrapped my wings around that dear generous man and saved him from that fall… 💔 . . #RIP #stevebing
Bing was born into a massive fortune of $600 million, which he got his hands on at the age of 18 following the death of Leo S. Bing, a real estate developer in LA. The producer had contributed large donations to many political causes created by the Democrats.
Bing got his hands on his grandfather’s inheritance when he was just 18-years-old. He dropped out of Stanford University to try and make it into the film industry.
During his time in high school, Variety claimed, Bing penned the story for Missing in Action and also one episode of Married With Children. Back in 2003, Bing also helped co-write the action-comedy movie, Kangaroo Jack, starring Jerry O’Connell and Anthony Anderson.
Mr. Bing also invested money into films like The Polar Express. Among his other producer credits includes Get Carter, Rock The Kasbah, Beowulf, Rule’s Don’t Apply, and CSNY/Deja-Vu.