Did Steve Bing seek friend's help to kill himself? How guilt triggered film mogul's death after girlfriend died

Dejected and shocked by the death of his girlfriend, Bing’s friends said how the film personality was overwhelmed with guilt and did not see Allexanne Mitchum's death as an accident of drug overdose

                            Did Steve Bing seek friend's help to kill himself? How guilt triggered film mogul's death after girlfriend died
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On June 22, 2020, famous film mogul Steve Bing reportedly committed suicide. Since then reports have been surfacing about how the inheritor of $600 million owned only $300,000 at the time of his death and was in debt. Moreover, now reports have emerged casting a doubt on how the film personality sought help to kill himself. In a startling report, Daily Mail said that Bing had asked a friend to help him kill himself briefly after his girlfriend, Allexanne Mitchum, died in 2019.

Bing, 55, who had jumped to his death from the 27th floor of his Los Angeles apartment, did so days before the one-year death anniversary of Mitchum who died from a drug overdose on July 3, 2019. Now reports have been saying that Bing had been convinced his former girlfriend's death was not an accident. With this belief, he had asked a friend of his to help him kill himself shortly after she died. The multi-millionaire film producer had been dating the 28-year-old Allexanne Mitchum, an actress, after meeting her through her aunt and his friend, Carrie Mitchum.

As per Daily Mail, Bing, a philanthropist, had planned to have kids with Allexanne before the pair got into argument on June 26, 2019, and Bing told her to stay at a friend's house. Just after this incident, Allexanne went into critical condition. This was due to an overdose after taking a Xanax pill that had been laced with fentanyl.

Here we unwrap what Bing was going through before he had thoughts of killing himself.

Bing was in guilt

Dejected and shocked by the death of his girlfriend, Bing’s friends detailed how he was overwhelmed with guilt. This is reportedly the reason he could not see his girlfriend’s death as an accident. Stating about Bing’s mental condition after Allexanne's death, Carrie reportedly revealed she would receive late-night phone calls from Bing. There he used to ask about updates on investigation and questions about the afterlife. “He started asking me if I believed in the afterlife,” Carrie said as mentioned in Town and Country. “Did I have dreams about her? And if so, what did she say to me? I think it really shook him.”

Real estate developer and film producer Steve Bing is seen on the streets hours before the wedding of Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky on July 31, 2010, in Rhinebeck, New York (Getty Images)


Carrie said Bing brought up such topics again before his death. “You know what? It doesn’t matter,” she recalled him saying. “You can believe in God or not and the result is the same. It’s irrelevant.” She added, “I felt like he needed answers I didn’t have." Carrie wrote about Bing’s state of mind before the Covid-19 lockdown began. "I went to his apartment in Century City, bought him a bunch of groceries, and we talked for hours. He was questioning God, the afterlife, the meaning of everything and anything."

She added, "He got really quiet and his eyes filled with tears and he said… 'And the guilt'… I knew exactly what he meant. She continued, "Allexanne had died on his watch. Our watch. That guilt tears me up every single day. Intellectually, I know it wasn’t his fault. Or my fault. It was a horrible accident. Emotionally, the guilt is crushing."

Did Bing seek help to kill himself?

One of the most astounding incidents happened in August 2019 when Bing sought help to kill himself as he was in grief. It was a month after Allexanne's tragic death. At that time, Bing, who had a history of drug abuse and was known to be very private, approached a close friend to help him commit suicide as reported by Town and Country. The site reported that Bing talked to a confidant, who had managed his finances and met him at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

Barbara Davis, Steve Bing and Carole Bayer Sager at the Farrah Fawcett Foundation's 'Tex-Mex Fiesta' 2017 at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2017, in Los Angeles, California (Getty Images)


At that moment, Bing was in his bed with the curtains drawn and was “feeling regretful', after several days of drug use, Town and Country reported. The site wrote, “Bing asked for help with killing himself, but the friend managed to talk him down, and instead they went down the street for a steak dinner, which Bing devoured.” After the dinner and conversations, Bing felt a bit spirited for a moment. “He looks at me and he goes, ‘I guess it’s a good thing I’m alive. Maybe I shouldn’t kill myself,’” the friend told Town and Country. Shortly thereafter, Bing agreed to be admitted to rehab.

Various sources reportedly told about his “charming” yet “lonely” personality. “There were two of him,” said a source in Town and Country. “He could be charming, generous, kind, the life of the party, but at the end of the day, he went home alone. He was a very lonely guy.” Since Bing’s death, many reports have surfaced showing how he had been struggling with his mental health as well as unpaid debts. Daily Mail earlier reported that Bing owed a finance company, American Express, nearly $100,000 when he committed suicide.

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