Elizabeth Hurley shares tribute to ex Steve Bing after his 'devastating' death

Elizabeth Hurley expressed her grief at the death of her son's father, Steve Bing, in an Instagram post. "Although we went through some tough times, it’s the good, wonderful memories of a sweet, kind man that matter."
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Elizabeth Hurley said she was "saddened beyond belief" by the death of ex-boyfriend Steve Bing, a film financier and philanthropist who was the father of her child.

On Instagram early Tuesday, Hurley posted several photos of her and Bing, with whom she shared a son, 18-year-old Damian. The 55-year-old died by suicide on Monday, the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner confirmed Tuesday.

“I am saddened beyond belief that my ex Steve is no longer with us. It is a terrible end,” Hurley captioned the photos. “Our time together was very 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.”

“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,” she wrote.

Damian also took to Instagram to thank people who have contacted him to express their condolences.

“Thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone that has reached out following the devastating news,” he wrote. “I’m trying to reply to as many of you as I can, but please know I will always remember your kindness. This is a very strange and confusing time and I’m immensely grateful to be surrounded by my phenomenal family and friends.”

Bing was a businessman who wrote the 2003 movie “Kangaroo Jack.” He also financed and produced films such as 2000's Sylvester Stallone remake “Get Carter,” “The Polar Express” and "Kingsman: The Golden Circle."

In addition to Damian, Bing is survived by a daughter, Kira Bonder, whom he shared with former pro tennis player Lisa Bonder.

This story has been updated to include a cause of death for Bing from the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner.

If you or someone you know is at risk of suicide please call the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255, text TALK to 741741 or go to SpeakingOfSuicide.com/resources for additional resources.