Steve Bing — finest recognized for writing “Kangaroo Jack” and investing vastly within the Tom Hanks‘ movie, “The Polar Specific” — has died … TMZ has realized.
Regulation enforcement sources inform TMZ … the famed author/producer died by suicide Monday after leaping from the 27th ground of a luxurious residence constructing in L.A.’s Century Metropolis neighborhood. Bing lived within the constructing, and sources related to him inform us he’d been depressed about lack of human contact throughout quarantine. We do not know if that is behind the suicide.
Bing — who based Shangri-La Leisure — reportedly dropped out of Stanford his junior 12 months after inheriting round $600 million from his grandfather, who was an actual property developer. After dropping out, Bing pursued a profession in Hollywood … and his first big-budget hit got here as govt producer of the Sylvester Stallone movie, “Get Carter,” in 2000.
He went on to jot down “Kangaroo Jack” in 2003 … and later invested practically $100 million in ‘Polar Specific.’ That was reportedly practically half the manufacturing price, and it went on to gross practically $300 million globally on the field workplace.
Bing additionally produced “Lodge Noir” in 2012. That very same 12 months, Bing dedicated to Invoice Gates and Warren Buffett‘s “Giving Pledge” to present away the vast majority of his wealth over his lifetime. Bing donated to numerous progressive points.
Bing is survived by his 2 youngsters — Damian Hurley from his relationship with Elizabeth Hurley and daughter Kira Bonder, who he had with former professional tennis participant Lisa Bonder.