Philanthropic and financial millionaire Steve Bing left notes for his two children before committing suicide on Monday, it was said.
Bing wrote to her 18-year-old son with Elizabeth Hurley, Damian. He also wrote to 21-year-old Kira Kerkorian Bing – his daughter with tennis player Lisa Bonder.
TV host Billy Bush said Bing, 55, left “one note for each child,” the Mirror reported.
The manager of the building from which he fell from the 27th floor and the Los Angeles police reportedly forwarded the letters.
Damian Hurley, 18, photographed with his mother, allegedly received a letter from his father
Kira Kerkorian, 21, also received a letter from Bing, who committed suicide on Monday
Damian Hurley would never have met his father, who had initially denied paternity.
On Saturday, he wrote a message on Instagram to his friends and supporters, thanking them for being there for him.
“I want to thank you again for your overwhelming kindness over the past few days,” he wrote.
“Your love and support helped me a lot during this difficult time.”
Bush said Bing had been battling depression for some time and that isolation from the coronavirus was “definitely a factor.”
Bing threw himself from his Sunset Boulevard apartment in Los Angeles, and was declared dead on the scene around 1 p.m. Monday by LAPD.
Her death was declared suicide.
Elizabeth Hurley paid homage to ex on Instagram after untimely death
Steve Bing and Liz Hurley had been together for about a year in 2000, in an intermittent relationship
“I have friends who were friends with him,” said Bush.
“Steve had a depression with a capital D.
“ The whole coronavirus problem was certainly a factor. It really bothered him.
“Another source told me that he was very depressed. Close friends are shocked by his death. Sources told Extra that he suffered from bipolar disorder.
The celebrity interviewer admitted, “ I spoke to some of his friends and they were shocked that he moved from downtown to Beverly Hills.
“ He was a lonely guy, then he went to the most social building in Beverly Hills, with famous lawyers, rappers and all kinds of people. And there were money problems.
Last year, Bing’s father, Dr. Peter Bing, attempted to cut Damian and Kira from the trust he had established for his heirs – arguing in an affidavit revealed by DailyMail.com that “ I don’t don’t consider my grandchildren. ”
However, Steve Bing and Liz Hurley have joined forces to oppose Dr. Bing’s gambit, which was rejected by an American judge – leaving Damian and Kira online for a share of the reported $ 480 million fund.
Hurley rejected Bing’s money in 2002, but said they had “gotten close again” recently and talked about Damian’s 18th birthday.
Damian, 18, thanked his friends for their “overwhelming kindness” and support
It is not yet clear who will inherit Steve Bing’s own fortune, or whether he has made a will. California law states that the surviving children – in this case Damian and Kira – will normally inherit an estate if there is no will.
Bing inherited a $ 600 million fortune from his grandfather in 1983, but friends say he reduced it with bad investments, which doesn’t tell how much is left.
Sharon Stone, one of Bing’s ex-girlfriends, said her death was “difficult”.
“It’s really difficult,” she said on Friday.
“He was a complicated person who, in my opinion, did not always make good decisions. It’s difficult. It’s very difficult. ”
Hurley wrote on Instagram: “ I am saddened beyond the belief that my ex Steve is no longer with us.
“It’s a terrible end. Our time together has been very happy and I am posting these photos because even if we have gone through difficult times, it is the good and wonderful memories of a sweet and kind man that count.
“Last year, we became close again. We last talked about our son’s 18th birthday. This is devastating news and I thank everyone for their beautiful messages. “
TV host Billy Bush said Bing left a letter for his two children
Bing’s friends also paid tribute to him.
Mick Jagger tweeted, “ It’s so sad to hear of the passing of Steve Bing. He was such a kind and generous friend and supported so many good and just causes. I will miss him very much. ”
Bill Clinton also remembered Bing, who paid for the flight he used to bring back two American journalists from North Korea who had been locked up and charged with spying.
He tweeted, “ I really liked Steve Bing. He had a big heart and was ready to do whatever 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 has finally found peace.”
Actress Rosanna Arquette tweeted: “This is very sad and disturbing news … Rest In Peace Steve.”
For confidential support, call the National Suicide Prevention Line, 1-800-273-8255