Elizabeth Hurley ‘Saddened Beyond Belief’ Over Death of Ex Steve Bing

June 23, 2020
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Elizabeth Hurley has spoken out about the death of her ex.

Hurley shared an Instagram post remembering Bing, a “Kangaroo Jack” writer who died on Monday night after jumping from the 27th floor of a luxury apartment building in LA's Century City, according to TMZ. He was 55.

On Tuesday morning, Hurley mourned her former partner on Instagram, sharing a gallery of photos of the two from the past.

“I am saddened beyond belief that my ex Steve is no longer with us,” Hurley started her heartfelt caption. “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.”

Hurley said over the last year, her relationship had improved with Bing, who was named the father of her 18-year-old son Damian, and who contested the “Bedazzled” actress’s paternity claims at the time, according to People.

“In the past year we had become close again,” Hurley said. “We last spoke on our son’s 18th birthday. This is devastating news and I thank everyone for their lovely messages ❤️”

Their son Damian also shared a post addressinng Bing’s death on his own Instagram account.

“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 🖤,” Damian wrote.

Former President Bill Clinton also shared words of remembrance of the late screenwriter.

“I loved Steve Bing very much,” Clinton wrote in a tweet. “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 pursued a career in Hollywood after gaining $600 million from his grandfather and dropping out of Stanford his junior year of college. His first hit came from being an executive producer on Sylvester Stallone's "Get Carter" in 2000.

Bing founded Shangri-La Entertainment and wrote "Kangaroo Jack" in 2003, later investing around $100 million in "The Polar Express."

In addition to Damian, Bing is also survived by his daughter Kira Bonder, who he fathered with former pro tennis player Lisa Bonder.

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