The icon Mick Jagger reminisce the good memories he had with the movie producer Steve Bing has died at the age of 55.
Bing had joined the creator last Monday at his home in the Century City section of Los Angeles, According to the Los Angeles County coroner and the cause of death is still pending. And the Fire Department said it responded to a report of a 55-year-old man jumping from a building at the same time and place also last Monday.
Bing co-wrote the 2003 comedy Kangaroo Jack, a film starring Anthony Anderson and Jerry O’Connell that was savaged by critics but made nearly $90 million at the box office and had produced the 2000 Sylvester Stallone film Get Carter, and worked with Mick Jagger and produced the director Martin Scorsese’s 2008 Rolling Stones documentary, Shine a Light.
“It’s so sad to hear of Steve Bing’s passing,” Jagger said on social media. “He was such a kind and generous friend and supported so many good and just causes. I will miss him very much.”
It’s so sad to hear of Steve Bing’s passing. He was such a kind and generous friend and supported so many good and just causes. I will miss him very much. MJ
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Steven Bing was a son of a doctor and philanthropist who spent most of his time in advocating public health and the grandson of a New York real estate developer who inherited him a hundred of millions of dollars when he was in legal age.
In the 1980s, Steve Bing dropped out at Stanford University, where the elder Bing had donated $50 million, for a career in Hollywood. He got early credits as a co-writer for the 1984 Chuck Norris Vietnam vet movie “Missing in Action” and its two sequels. He wrote an episode of the sitcom “Married… with Children” and in 1994 wrote and directed his own small film starring Judd Nelson, “Every Breath.” And also he donated millions for expenditures and campaign materials to the Democratic Party and its candidates, including, John Kerry, Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi, to various foundation, and to campaigns for liberal-leaning ballot initiatives in California and other states that are governed with Democrats.
President Bill Clinton tweeted. “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.”
Bing was known for being a L.A. socialite who had dated a lot of pretty girls and brought them to red carpets, at big-dollar benefits and courtside at Lakers games.
When he was at his 30’s, he was unexpectedly became part of high-profile lawsuits centering on his possible paternity of children that brought him media attention on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. A 2002 DNA test required by a British court showed that he was the father of the infant son of model and actress Elizabeth Hurley, whom he had dated.
The same year he sued movie mogul Kirk Krekorian, alleging Krekorian had hired a private detective to go through Bing’s trash to obtain DNA for another paternity test, this one to determine whether Bing was the father of the daughter born to Krekorian’s then-wife, tennis player Lisa Bonder. That lawsuit was settled out of court.
The two children, Damian Hurley and Kira Kerkorian, have been named in recent court fights over whether they will be heirs in the trust set up by Bing’s father.