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Hollywood Producer, Steve Bing Commits Suicide

Steve Bing during Alex Balahoutis Strange Invisible Parfumerie Abbot Kinney at Store In Venice in Venice, California, United States. (Photo by Donato Sardella/WireImage)

SAN FRANCISCO, June 23, (THEWILL) – American producer, Steve Bing, has committed suicide apparently.

Bing, 55, who is also a writer and philanthropist, died on Monday after he jumped from the 27th floor of his luxury apartment building in Los Angeles, Century City neighborhood, according to TMZ.

It was gathered that the producer was suffering because of lack of human contact because of the quarantine.

A law enforcement source who was not authorized to comment, said Foul play is not suspected.

A spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department said it responded to a call around 1 p.m. regarding the death of a man in his 50s in the 10000 block of Santa Monica Boulevard in Century City. The site is a 40-floor luxury apartment complex called Ten Thousand.

“This is the only information we have at this time,” said Capt. Gisselle Espinoza, an LAPD spokeswoman.

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THEWILL reports that Bing founded Shangri-La Entertainment and later became an executive producer of Sylvester Stallone film’s, “Get Carter”.

Known to be media-shy, the real estate scion was a Harvard Westlake graduate who inherited a $600-million fortune at the age of 18.

Bing, a major Democratic donor and a friend of President Bill Clinton, went on to Stanford but dropped out in his junior year to pursue filmmaking. Rangy and silver-haired, the 6-foot-4 producer often was seen dressed casually in jeans and gym shoes.

Clinton, tweeted page to mourn the late producer, saying he’ll be missed.

“I loved Steve Bing very much. 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.”