Liz Hurley says she's devastated by 'sweet and kind' ex-partner Steve Bing's suicide: 'It's a terrible end'
The 55-year-old actress shares a son Damian, 18, with Bing, who died after jumping from the 27th floor of his apartment building in Los Angeles
In an emotional post, Elizabeth Hurley has mourned the death of her ex-partner Steve Bing, who died at the age of 55 on June 22. The law enforcement sources said that Bing died after jumping from the 27th floor of his luxury apartment building in Los Angeles, California, at around 1 pm on June 22. It has been said that the philanthropist was struggling with his mental health during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Hurley and the 55-year-old businessman had dated in 2001. After one year of their dating, Hurley gave birth to their son Damian, who is 18 now. Taking to Instagram, the actress wrote: “I am saddened beyond belief that my ex Steve is no longer with us. It is a terrible end. 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. We last spoke on our son’s 18th birthday. This is devastating news and I thank everyone for their lovely messages ❤️” She also shared two pictures of her with Bing.
Their son Damian also shared a post after his father’s death on Instagram as he wrote: “Thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone that has reached out following the devastating news. I’m trying to reply to as many of you as I can, but please know I will always remember your kindness. This is a very strange and confusing time and I’m immensely grateful to be surrounded by my phenomenal family and friends 🖤”
Earlier reports have claimed that when Damian was born, Bing - who inherited $600 million from his real estate developer grandfather - had said that the boy was not his. However, a paternity test later revealed that he was the father. Bing also has a daughter Kira Bonder, who he fathered with former pro tennis star Lisa Bonder.
Dr Peter Bing, the grandfather of Damian and Kira, reportedly tried last year to stop the two from accessing their inheritance. But a Los Angeles judge said that the two children of Bing were beneficiaries to Dr Peter Bing's trust. The grandfather had tried to claim that since Damian had never met his dad and was "born out of wedlock", should not inherit the fortune, court papers stated.
But Bing, a multi-millionaire movie producer and writer, had blasted this statement with his legal team as he branded the petition a "sham". He and Hurley had reportedly even come together to fight against the lawsuit.
Meanwhile, another report has claimed that the internet is demanding an investigation into Bing’s death. Many of his fans speculated that his death has some relation with his close association with former US President Bill Clinton whom he pledged at least $10 million to his foundation. “Close confidante of Bill Clinton & Ron Burkle jumps off a building to his death -- another figure in the Epstein nexus dead of an extraordinary suicide,” one social media user wrote with another one adding: “Steve Bing was one of Jeffrey Epstein and Bill Clinton's buddies. Did he jump or was he pushed is the question.” A third person commented, “Three of four of the men in the lede are dead: 'Epstein, supermarket magnate Ron Burkle, film financier Steve Bing, and former President Bill Clinton...flying around on Epstein’s jet, dubbed the Lolita Express, or Burkle’s jet, dubbed Air F**k One. Stay away from windows, Bill."