Elizabeth Hurley pays tribute to "sweet, kind" ex Steve Bing after his death aged 55
Elizabeth Hurley paid tribute to her ex-Steve Bing, who died at the age of 55. (Instagram / Elizabeth Hurley)
Elizabeth Hurley paid tribute to ex-husband Steve Bing, who died at the age of 55.
The Hollywood film producer, who was the father of Hurley's 18-year-old son Damian Hurley, is said to have lost his life after falling out of the 27th story of a luxury apartment building in Los Angeles' Century City.
Hurley, 55, posted and wrote a number of pictures of himself and Bing on Instagram: “I am incredibly sad that my ex Steve is no longer with us. It is a terrible ending.
"Our time together was very happy and I am posting these pictures because even though we have had some difficult times, it is the good, wonderful memories of a sweet, friendly man that are important. Last year we got close again.
"We last spoke on our son's 18th birthday. This is devastating news and I thank everyone for their nice news."
Elizabeth Hurley was with Steve Bing in 2001 and he was the father of her son Damian. (Instagram / Elizabeth Hurley)
Damian has also responded to the "devastating" news of his father's death.
He wrote: “Thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who looked around for the devastating news. I try to answer as many of you as possible, but please know that I will always remember your kindness. This is a very strange and confusing time and I am very grateful to be surrounded by my phenomenal family and friends. "
The model turned 18 on April 2. He lives with his mother in an English country estate.
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Hurley dated Bing in 2001. The American businessman originally denied paternity and claimed that he and Hurley had no exclusive relationship, but a DNA test showed that he was Damian's father. He also had a daughter, Kira, born to professional tennis player Lisa Bonder.
Bing funded the animated film The Polar Express by Tom Hanks and invested $ 80 million in the animated film from 2004.
Elizabeth Hurley with son Damian Hurley, whose father was Steve Bing. (Getty Images)
He has produced and financed films such as Sylvester Stallones action film Get Carter and Martin Scorsese's Rolling Stones documentary Shine a Light. Bing was the co-author of the comedy Kangaroo Jack in 2003.
Bing was a well-known real estate developer, philanthropist and political donor. He was a long-time friend and supporter of Bill Clinton and gave the former US president his private jet for a 2009 mission to North Korea to free two American journalists.
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I loved Steve Bing very much. He had a big heart and was ready to do anything for the people and concerns he believed in. I will miss him and his enthusiasm more than I can say and I hope he has finally found peace.
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Clinton tweeted: “I loved Steve Bing very much. He had a big heart and was ready to do anything for the people and concerns he believed in. I will miss him and his enthusiasm more than I can say and I hope he has finally found peace. "
Bing, born in Los Angeles, inherited around $ 600 million from his grandfather, real estate tycoon Leo S. Bing, at the age of 18, after whom the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's Bing Theater is named.
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