Steve Bing and Bill Clinton: Why the Internet is demanding an investigation into Elizabeth Hurley ex's suicide
Steve Bing, filmmaker, screenwriter, philanthropist and father to Elizabeth Hurley's son Damian, best known for penning down the script of 'Kangaroo Jack', backing hit movies like 'The Polar Express' and Rolling Stones concert movie 'Shine a Light', has died at the age of 55. According to law enforcement sources, he jumped from the 27th floor of his luxury apartment building in LA's Century City at around 1pm on June 22.
Sources close to the financier say he was depressed with the lack of human contact during the COVID-19 quarantine, according to a TMZ report. Deadline reported that the Los Angeles Police Department did not confirm that the individual in question was Bing, following standard protocol. "The description of the man in his 50s who was found dead on the scene fits that of the producer," the report said.
Chairman of the production-finance company Shangri-La Entertainment, he hailed from a family with a rich history and was an influential political donor. In 2012, he pledged a $30 million legacy gift to the Motion Picture & Television Fund. His executive producer credits include 'Get Carter' (2000), 'Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World' (2005), 'Youth in Revolt' (2009), 'Rock the Kasbah' (2015) and 'Rules Don’t Apply' (2016).
The real estate tycoon was known for his close association to former President Bill Clinton after he pledged at least $10 million to his foundation. When Clinton flew to North Korea in 2009 to negotiate the release of journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling, it was Bing who settled it. The news has left the Internet in deep shock. "Why would this man with everything one could want commit suicide so suddenly?" one said and another posted, "Another close Clinton friend commits suicide. How many is this???"
Many people brought in various other popular names into the fiasco. One posted, "I bet Hillary Clinton was in the building at the time." One went on to say, "Where is @tomhanks? Not a word throughout this whole chaos?" For many, it's hard to believe. "Hard to believe a 55-year-old billionaire #SteveBing suddenly decided to jump off a tall building because he 'was depressed about social isolation during the COVID lockdown' which is over now anyway," one said.
"Did he get Epsteined?"