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Hollywood Producer Steve Bing Died Of Blunt Force Trauma From Suicide, Coroner Rules
Steve Bing is best known for his work as a co-writer of the film "Kangaroo Jack."
Hollywood producer Steve Bing's death has been ruled a suicide, officials said this week.
The Tuesday ruling comes one day after Bing, 55, was found dead outside an apartment building in Century City, California, PEOPLE reported. He was pronounced dead at the scene around 1 p.m, and the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner's Office has since confirmed that his cause of death was multiple blunt trauma by suicide, according to the outlet.
The local fire department also confirmed that they responded to reports that a 55-year-old male had jumped from an apartment complex that afternoon, but did not mention Bing by name, the Associated Press reported. Bing lived on the 27th floor, and is believed to have jumped to his death from his balcony, according to The New York Times.
Bing, a famed movie producer and heir to a real estate fortune, was known for being a co-writer of the 2003 family film "Kangaroo Jack" as well as a producer of the 2000 film "Get Carter."
Actress Elizabeth Hurley, a former girlfriend of Bing and mother of his son, mourned her ex's passing on social media, sharing photos of the two of them during their time together and calling his sudden death a "terrible end."
"I am saddened beyond belief that my ex Steve is no longer with us. It is a terrible end," her Instagram post reads. "Our time together was very happy and I’m posting these pictures because although we went through some tough times, it’s the good, wonderful memories of a sweet, kind man that matter."
"In the past year we had become close again," she continued. "We last spoke on our son’s 18th birthday. This is devastating news and I thank everyone for their lovely messages."
Bing had been involved in a number of high-profile paternity battles in his life. Following his claims that he was not the father of Hurley's newborn son, a paternity test proved otherwise in 2002, according to PEOPLE. Bing also shared a daughter with former professional tennis player Kira Bonder.
In a social media tribute of his own, Damien Hurley called his father's passing "devastating" and "confusing."
In addition to his work in Hollywood, Steve Bing was also known for donating frequently to charitable causes and to Democratic politicians. Former President Bill Clinton mourned Bing's passing on Twitter, describing him as someone who had a "big heart."
"I loved Steve Bing very much," Clinton's tweet read. "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."