Los Angeles | The Hollywood producer Steve Bing, who funded the film, Tom Hanks’ the Polar Express, died after a fall from the 27th floor, reported Monday to the american website TMZ, specializing in celebrity.
Aged 55, the producer, is the father of a child with actress Elizabeth Hurley, has died after falling from the 27th floor of a luxury building in the neighborhood of Century City in Los Angeles, according to TMZ, who cited judicial sources as anonymous.
According to this site people, Steve Bing was suffering from depression and apparently committed suicide. A confirmation from the entourage of the producer, contacted by AFP, could not be obtained in the immediate future.
The Los Angeles police department, questioned by the AFP, has confirmed his side the death of a man of fifty years on the same place, without, however, revealing, for legal reasons, his identity.
Producer of films such as Get Carter Sylvester Stallone or Shine a light, a music documentary from Martin Scorsese, Steve Bing has also co-written a comedy, Kangaroo Jack in 2003.
He became famous after having invested $ 80 million in the animated film The Polar Express, released in 2004 and which ultimately brought in more than $ 300 million in the world.
Real estate developer, he was also a philanthropist and friend of former president Bill Clinton, to whom he had lent her personal plane for a mission in 2009 in North Korea, for the release of two american journalists.
Steve Bing leaves two children, Damian, son of the american actress, Elizabeth Hurley, and Kira, daughter of the former tennis champion Lisa Bonder.