Elizabeth Hurley’s ex Steve Bing was battling psychological well being points before taking his personal life, in accordance with reports.
The movie producer and rich financier died by suicide on Monday, the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Workplace confirmed. He was 55.
Bing was the daddy of Hurley’s 18-year-old son Damian. A supply advised People that the late producer had “a long battle with depression” previous to his demise.
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Page Six additionally reported that Bing had been going by way of a “dark time for years.” The outlet quoted one nameless pal of Bing’s who stated he mentioned dealing with bipolar dysfunction.
The pal added that Bing additionally had a drug downside however it was finally his psychological well being struggles that “tormented” him.
“He didn’t have a strong relationship with his kids, and he was sad about that,” the pal additional claimed.
Bing additionally had one other baby, Kira, with skilled tennis participant Lisa Bonder.
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In response to Web page Six, a second supply stated Bing lately bought a few of his belongings, together with his house and a jet.
Hurley shared an emotional tribute to Bing on Instagram early Tuesday, writing that that they had lately reconnected.
“I am saddened beyond belief that my ex Steve is no longer with us. It is a terrible end,” she wrote on Instagram. “Our time together was 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’s heartbreaking tribute started.
“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,” Hurley concluded beneath a slideshow of photographs of them collectively.
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The Los Angeles Police Division confirmed to Fox Information on Monday that authorities have been investigating the demise of a person in his 50s who fell to his demise from his Los Angeles, Calif. condominium constructing. The Los Angeles Medical Examiner confirmed Bing’s identification the next day.
On the age of 18, Bing inherited an estimated $600 million from his grandfather, Leo S. Bing, an actual property developer, which led him to drop out of Stanford College and use the cash to put money into Hollywood.
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In 2009, Bing paid for the flight that carried Clinton and American journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee house from North Korea, in accordance with Deadline.