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Steve Bing commits suicide; leaps to death from Century City skyscraper

I think he fathered one of Liz Hurley’s children or something.

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by Anonymousreply 401Yesterday at 3:48 AM

Wasn’t he the father of padma lakshmi’s baby as well?

by Anonymousreply 106/22/2020

TMZ is reporting it.

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by Anonymousreply 206/22/2020

RIP dad.

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by Anonymousreply 306/22/2020

Epsteined.

by Anonymousreply 406/22/2020

Steve Bing is Dead to Him!

by Anonymousreply 506/22/2020

Proof if you're gonna say shit like that, r4.

by Anonymousreply 606/22/2020

He was garbage

by Anonymousreply 706/22/2020

That is a mighty old looking 54 year old.

by Anonymousreply 806/22/2020

So young. Any relation to Sir Rudolf?

by Anonymousreply 906/22/2020

[quote] Wasn’t he the father of padma lakshmi’s baby as well?

She wishes she could wish away her feelings.

by Anonymousreply 1006/22/2020

Did he jump off that building or was he pushed by a Mohommedan?

by Anonymousreply 1106/22/2020

Yes he is the father of Liz's lookalike son. He had very little to no relationship with him however. Still I'm sure they are shocked.

There was recent issue with the family inheritance. Bing's father is very wealthy, and there was issue re having his two children (he has another barely acknowledged daughter by another woman, who lived with Kirk Kerkorian if my memory serves) inherit their portion. I wonder how his death will impact this.

by Anonymousreply 1206/22/2020

WHEEEᴱᴱᴱᴱᴱᴱᴱᵉᵉᵉᵉᵉᵉᵎᵎᵎᵎᵎᵎ

by Anonymousreply 1306/22/2020

I assume it was the Candy Spelling building

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by Anonymousreply 1406/22/2020

Watch out for that first step - it's a dooo-oooo-zy!

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by Anonymousreply 1506/22/2020

Sorry I was mistaken about padma, she was with Adam dell. iIRC Steve bing never admitted to fathering elizabeth Hurley’s son. It was big gossip in the early 00s.

by Anonymousreply 1606/22/2020

“Richard Cory went home last night, and put a bullet through his head.”

by Anonymousreply 1706/22/2020

r18 he first fathered a daughter, Kira, with tennis pro Lisa Bonder. At that time, she lived longterm with billionaire Kirk Kerkorian, and told him he was the dad. Ooops - no. Bing eventually admitted paternity. He always admitted paternity of Hurley's on iirc, just never saw him or was involved with him - although as I posted above, he fought his parents and sister to have both his kids included in the huge family trust, oddly.

by Anonymousreply 1806/22/2020

Bada Bing!

by Anonymousreply 1906/22/2020

Padma Lakshmi got pregnant by another family scion - Adam Dell - but tried to pass her daughter off as her much older then bf, Teddy Forstmann. Dell fought a bitter battle in court to get a paternity test, and gain access to the girl, eventually succeeding. People are confusing this situation with the somewhat similar Bing-Kerkorian situation from years earlier.

by Anonymousreply 2006/22/2020

R12, you are correct about both Liz's son and the Kerkorian connection. I follow both Liz and her (very pretty--looks nothing like his father) son Damian on IG; I'll be interested to see if they say a peep about it. He was a horrible person, from all accounts.

by Anonymousreply 2106/22/2020

Leaping from a building is so impolite.

I'm not making light of depression and despair. Those are real and good manners aren't the first thing on your mind.

But what if your falling body hurts or kills someone? Why ruin another person's day? Even if your body doesn't hit someone but somebody is sitting nearby, minding their own beeswax and having a cup of coffee, you've intruded in a grotesque manner.

by Anonymousreply 2206/22/2020

[bold]SPLAT!!![/bold]

by Anonymousreply 2306/22/2020

When's the reading of the will?

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by Anonymousreply 2406/22/2020

*guiltily giggling* at r23.

by Anonymousreply 2506/22/2020

Has anyone checked with Bruce Willis?

by Anonymousreply 2606/22/2020

*sigh*

Must you?

by Anonymousreply 2706/22/2020

oops, r27 is me

by Anonymousreply 2806/22/2020

[quote] He always admitted paternity of Hurley's on iirc,

No. He denied it. She had to take him to court. When she announced she was pregnant with his child, he announced "Ms Hurley and I were not in an exclusive relationship when she became pregnant. It is her choice to be a single mother,"

He was trash

by Anonymousreply 2906/22/2020

I remember the whole fiasco with Elizabeth Hurley. I think he wanted to deny parentage but the DNA results proved he was indeed Damian Hurleys father. I imagine suicides will continue to rise with everything going on.

by Anonymousreply 3006/22/2020

[quote] but tried to pass her daughter off as her much older then bf, Teddy Forstmann

How did she ever think she could pull that off? Is her daughter particularly manly and old looking?

by Anonymousreply 3106/22/2020

[quote] I imagine suicides will continue to rise

And bodies continue to fall.

by Anonymousreply 3206/22/2020

I wonder if some Karen scolded him for splattering his guts on the sidewalk.

by Anonymousreply 3306/22/2020

Stephen Leo Bing (March 31, 1965 – June 22, 2020)

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by Anonymousreply 3406/22/2020

woah i thought this was an old thread that just got bumped. i thought he commited suicide years ago.

by Anonymousreply 3506/22/2020

Bing Went the Strings of My Heart

by Anonymousreply 3606/22/2020

STEVE BING, Writer/Producer, Liz Hurley's Ex...DEAD AT 55 FROM SUICIDE

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by Anonymousreply 3706/22/2020

r35, was the timestamp of the OP a clue?

by Anonymousreply 3806/22/2020

Does Chandler know?

by Anonymousreply 3906/22/2020

"Bing's father is very wealthy"

His dad was a doctor. It was his grandad who was filthy rich:

"His parents are Helen, a nurse, and Peter Bing, a doctor in public health. At the age of 18, Bing inherited an estimated $600 million from his grandfather, Leo S. Bing, a real estate developer who had made his fortune in New York in the 1920s"

Obviously Liz was trying to get knocked-up by a rich guy. Be careful what you wish for.

by Anonymousreply 4006/22/2020

Have a nice trip, Daddy- see you next fall!

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by Anonymousreply 4106/22/2020

It does make you wonder, R4. From OP's article:

[quote]He was particularly close to former President Bill Clinton, having given at least $10 million to his foundation.

And Ol' Bill was in Epstein's orbit...

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by Anonymousreply 4206/22/2020

Such a selfish way to commit suicide. Bystanders below, clean-up crew, etc. A depressed teen jumped off the 24-story building I worked in. The people who saw it happen never got over it.

by Anonymousreply 4306/22/2020

If he did jump from the same building as Candy Spelling's "Manor in the Sky," she'll kill him. Oh, wait, too late. But she's apparently getting ready to sell so she can move to another building. She'll probably try to sue this building again for facilitating the jump!

by Anonymousreply 4406/22/2020

This made me gasp aloud, I don’t know why.

by Anonymousreply 4506/22/2020

[quote] How did she ever think she could pull that off?

padma lakshmi is a filthy whore. Adam Dell has no self esteem. Not an ounce. He's back with padma (she couldn't find any other rich guy) after all she did to keep him apart from his daughter

by Anonymousreply 4606/22/2020

R35 Is Bing effect the new Mandela effect?

by Anonymousreply 4706/22/2020

R43 Meh. I always hear how selfish suicides like this are but I imagine whatever that teen was going through was a thousand times worse than the bystanders bad memory of a strangers death.

by Anonymousreply 4806/22/2020

r48 Guess you're a tough one. From what I heard, blood and guts splattered all over people.

by Anonymousreply 4906/22/2020

Hope you're selected to hose down the blood and scrape the guts off the pavement next time someone jumps off a building, r48.

by Anonymousreply 5006/22/2020

[quote] [R43] Meh. I always hear how selfish suicides like this are but I imagine whatever that teen was going through was a thousand times worse than the bystanders bad memory of a strangers death.

About 12 years ago, I saw a cat fall 7 stories to its death and I still haven't recovered. It is horrible.

by Anonymousreply 5106/22/2020

Did Bing have a history of depression? He couldn't have killed himself because of money.

by Anonymousreply 5206/22/2020

Bodies often explode on impact. The people who were nearby when he landed will be scarred for life. Let's not pretend otherwise.

by Anonymousreply 5306/22/2020

I remember a 9/11 witness describing the impact of the tragic jumpers as sounding and looking like the bodies of cows landing on the sidewalk.

by Anonymousreply 5406/22/2020

Larry King is busy getting together a panel of Mary Frances Crosby, Matthew Perry, and Tempestt Bledsoe to discuss this tragedy.

by Anonymousreply 5506/22/2020

R1 that was one of the Dells. (Fun fact: the non-mogul and non-Lakshmi-impregnating Dell was to have been my cataract surgeon but I went with another one.)

by Anonymousreply 5606/22/2020

R51: oh, how awful. I’m so sorry.

by Anonymousreply 5706/22/2020

So, why'd he do it? Has anyone theorized?

by Anonymousreply 5806/22/2020

R43 I always think about this when people hang themselves or blow their brains out at home knowing a family member will be the ones who find their bodies hanging there with their face all purple and their eyes bulging out or their brains splattered all over the walls. That’s something that can never be unseen, ever. Such a shitty thing to do.

by Anonymousreply 5906/22/2020

He looked like a well-preserved 70 year old man

by Anonymousreply 6006/22/2020

I remember when Bing was denying paternity but when the kid was young, he looked just like him, it was obvious that Bing was the father. Now that the kid is older, he somehow looks like his mother's twin.

by Anonymousreply 6106/22/2020

Clean-up in aisle 3!

by Anonymousreply 6206/22/2020

A friend of mine knew a guy who called the police and his wife to tell them exactly where they could find his body.

Sure enough, about 15 or 20 minutes later they found his body into a portion of a forest right off the road but where nobody could see him shoot himself.

by Anonymousreply 6306/22/2020

Heavy Democratic donor.

by Anonymousreply 6406/22/2020

[quote] Epsteined.

News breaks at the same time reporters are kicked out of the White House...

by Anonymousreply 6506/22/2020

Even though he didn’t have a relationship with his son, it’s still got to be devastating news. Surely Damien thought “someday” they would meet and maybe have a relationship. Now it will never happen.

by Anonymousreply 6606/22/2020

[quote] Larry King is busy getting together a panel of Mary Frances Crosby, Matthew Perry, and Tempestt Bledsoe to discuss this tragedy.

What am I, chopped liver now?

by Anonymousreply 6706/22/2020

Liz Hurley had to hire a PI who got dental floss from his trash to get his DNA for testing.

I remember it well.

He's always courtside at the Lakers games

by Anonymousreply 6806/22/2020

But why would he kill himself? Was he in ill health?

by Anonymousreply 6906/22/2020

R58 and R69, do you mean other than the multiple references to Epstein upthread? To recap: Bing was pals with Bill Clinton, who was pals with Epstein.

by Anonymousreply 7006/22/2020

Depression can be genetic right?

by Anonymousreply 7106/22/2020

Della R22 I agree. I witnessed, along with dozens of others, a suicide in NYC, 3 years ago. We all watched in horror as she paused momentarily on the top floor of a Midtown hotel before hurling to her death on a fire plug below. You can never forget the sound her landing made. A group of Korean tourists, women, shrieked in terror and some fainted by the horror. We all felt helpless and horrible that we couldn’t stop her fall and death.

Most were stunned and frozen and didn’t even approach the body until a hotel worker spread a sheet over her. I’m sure others who witnessed this were as traumatized as I was. The New York Post reported that she was a Japanese national despondent over a romance gone bad. Sorry, very OT.

by Anonymousreply 7206/22/2020

Was he wearing a jockstrap when he jumped?

by Anonymousreply 7306/22/2020

Yikes how horrible. Wonder what made him do this.

Guess that old adage is true: money doesn’t buy happiness

by Anonymousreply 7406/22/2020

That building has a reasonable amount of land around it. It's not as if he would have landed on a public sidewalk. In all likelihood he landed on the huge curved driveway or the grass. Not anywhere people would be walking or gathering.

by Anonymousreply 7506/22/2020

r61, he was replaced.

by Anonymousreply 7606/22/2020

How do they know it's not foul play? Did he leave a note?

by Anonymousreply 7706/22/2020

Is it not unusual for a sudden death like this to be declared a suicide so quickly? No investigation?

by Anonymousreply 7806/22/2020

Did he jump from Candy Spelling's condo?

by Anonymousreply 7906/22/2020

Just tying up loose ends.

by Anonymousreply 8006/22/2020

Did Candy Spelling push him?

by Anonymousreply 8106/22/2020

Did he land on Candy Spelling?

by Anonymousreply 8206/22/2020

R14, R79 I read it was actually 10000 Santa Monica Boulevard

Depending on which side he jumped, it could have been right there on the heavily-trafficked...Santa Monica Blvd.

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by Anonymousreply 8306/22/2020

I've been stocking away my tranquillizers for almost a year-only taking half my dose. I'm aiming for my birthday in August and have already drafted the email I'll send my eldest niece-she's 45-to alert her to what I've done so she can contact the police and let THEM have to deal with the dead me.

by Anonymousreply 8406/22/2020

Don’t do it r84. Let’s all go to the coast to splash in the sea and live out our days in peace with a little bit of joy if we can fit it all in.

by Anonymousreply 8506/22/2020

R84, wait til after the election. Every vote counts.

by Anonymousreply 8606/22/2020

I understand how you feel, r84. I feel the same way.

by Anonymousreply 8706/22/2020

That building is new and for really rich peeps (not the same as Candy’s). This is across from Sonya Dakar skin care.

by Anonymousreply 8806/22/2020

[quote]You can never forget the sound her landing made.

Same here. The 8th anniversary of the guy who jumped at the Grove is coming up and I can still hear the thud and see the faces of the people who saw him land — some of them with very young kids going to/leaving [italic]Brave[/italic] at the theatre.

by Anonymousreply 8906/22/2020

The building is cursed, I wonder if he will haunt the his apt and building. Would you buy an apt knowing that someone jumped from it? I wouldn't. Bad vibes.

by Anonymousreply 9006/22/2020

"Larry King with an exclusive here tonight...Steve Bing, nephew of Bing Crosby, has jumped off a soaring skyscraper in Cathedral City. With us on the line is Candy Spelling, who lives in the penthouse of the building next door. Candy, I understand you were inventorying some of your Beanie Babies to sell on eBay when your dog barked at something out the window. Tandy, what did it look like when Rodney King fell to the ground? Were there rioters on the street provoking him to jump? Up next, the lovely Jaclyn Smith from Aaron Spelling's classic 'Charlie's Angels' to weigh in on suicide jumpers and how to reason with them. But first, a word from Abilify...if you're thinking of jumping, ask your doctor for a script of Simplify."

by Anonymousreply 9106/22/2020

I'd never live in an LA highrise. Earthquakes. If I had that much money, I'd just buy in the golden triangle.

by Anonymousreply 9206/22/2020

R84 Please, don't do it. Please seek help!!!

by Anonymousreply 9306/22/2020

"Separately but also in 2001, Bing's name appeared in the news when he sued billionaire Kirk Kerkorian for invasion of privacy. Bing alleged that Kerkorian's private investigators took Bing's dental floss out of his trash to collect his DNA. At the time, Kerkorian was in a legal fight with his ex-wife Lisa Bonder, a former professional tennis player, over the amount of child support he would pay, with the billionaire reportedly suspecting Bing (a previous boyfriend) to be the father of Kira. After Bing was proved by DNA test to be the father of Bonder's child, Bing and Kerkorian settled their dispute out of court."

by Anonymousreply 9406/22/2020

We love you r84. Death comes soon enough naturally.

There is someone you can still touch

by Anonymousreply 9506/22/2020

Why couldn’t it have been Barney Google instead?

by Anonymousreply 9606/22/2020

R89 Oh damn, I was there right before it happened; I had left The Grove to go to work and people were talking about it when I arrived.

I'm sorry you had to experience that, I can't believe it's been that long already.

by Anonymousreply 9706/22/2020

Things will get better, r84. They always do. Want to talk about it?

by Anonymousreply 9806/22/2020

[quote] Obviously Liz was trying to get knocked-up by a rich guy. Be careful what you wish for.

He really showed them. Most of these rich guys know they're getting taken for a ride when an aging starlet or model gets knocked up by them. They probably figure: "You may get my money, but you can't force me to be a father."

by Anonymousreply 9906/22/2020

Hopefully he didn’t jump off the north side which is where the valet area is. It’s very busy and he could’ve landed on a person or a car.

by Anonymousreply 10006/22/2020

Wealthy straight men usually have oops babies. This is how you can tell which ones are actually gay and closeted. Chris Pine, Jake G, Leo, etc.

by Anonymousreply 10106/22/2020

I think the son still looks like him, he quite bizarre looking trying to resemble his mother. This is a similar set up as Heidi Klum. That guy even signed over rights to the daughter so Seal could adopt her.

by Anonymousreply 10206/22/2020

Wonder if he lived in the Penthouse.

by Anonymousreply 10306/22/2020

Sorry here’s a link

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by Anonymousreply 10406/22/2020

[quote]A group of Korean tourists, women, shrieked in terror and some fainted by the horror.

The Chinese, however, had their Nikons clicking away.

by Anonymousreply 10506/22/2020

He "Was depressed because of quarantine"?

As if. Not a single wealthy person I know in LA has even observed the Quarantine after the first two weeks.

There have been secret get-togethers happening all over since May, and they all take off their masks once inside.

He died for some other reason.

by Anonymousreply 10606/22/2020

Yeah, how the fuck would they know? Total BS...

Unless he left a note...

by Anonymousreply 10706/22/2020

I bet some terrible shit about him was gonna be revealed or he lost all his money in bad investment

by Anonymousreply 10806/22/2020

I know what you mean when you say this type of suicide is selfish because of the feelings it gives rise to in witnesses.

But IF you’re suicidal and IF you don’t fear an accounting in the afterlife and IF you want to be absolutely certain that you do not survive — the method he chose is extremely likely to result in death and, clearly, that’s what mattered to him..

I have read “Suicide and Attempted Suicide” by Geo Stone (ISBN: 0-7867-0492-6). He exhaustively covers every conceivable method of suicide and analyzes each for its effectiveness as a suicidal method and/or as a suicidal gesture. An example is: a shotgun blast to the head is an extremely effective method and a very ineffective gesture.

Stone does not judge gestures and reports that many survivors of suicidal gestures report a high degree of satisfaction after their “attempt,” largely because they become the focus of a lot of attention and are taken more seriously when they complain.

Bing clearly did not want to survive and was unconcerned about the feelings of possible witnesses.

When I say the book is detailed, I mean it. Stone reports percentages of people who land face up or otherwise, compares the lethality of suicidally intended jumps versus accidental falls, breaks the jumpers down by race and sex. Nothing escapes him!

And every time I read it, I decide not to do it.

by Anonymousreply 10906/22/2020

It's possible it was an accident.

by Anonymousreply 11006/22/2020

Presented without comment

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by Anonymousreply 11106/22/2020

R111, Ill comment. That was shot less than half a mile from where Bing jumped.

by Anonymousreply 11206/22/2020

[quote] Heavy Democratic donor.

Even had he been lighter, at 27 floors he still would have hit hard.

by Anonymousreply 11306/22/2020

What was on his iPod?

by Anonymousreply 11406/22/2020

[quote] He's always courtside at the Lakers games

He WAS, you mean. Because now he's curbside in Century City.

by Anonymousreply 11506/22/2020

Ok, the IG of the Liz Hurley's son is kind of creepy, so many pics of her mom and even dressing like her!

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by Anonymousreply 11606/22/2020

Is his son going to inherit his fortune?

by Anonymousreply 11706/22/2020

Yes, r116, The kid is creepy as fuck.

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by Anonymousreply 11806/22/2020

That’s the problem with having a kid with a rich crazy person. You may end up with a crazy kid as well.

A lot of men with a lot of money got it from being ruthless and horrible to everyone.

by Anonymousreply 11906/22/2020

So has the kid got the chop yet or is he just cosplaying as his mother?

by Anonymousreply 12006/22/2020

Maybe Steve's grandfather held him up to the glass, as he liked to bang on it at hockey games, and surprise, the window was open.

It could happen.

by Anonymousreply 12106/22/2020

Was he related to Claudia Bing, of Bing, Bing, Bing & Bing?

by Anonymousreply 12206/22/2020

I know I will get flamed for this but committing suicide is a selfish act. Yeah, I know, "depression, you don't understand, me, me, me, me."

How you affect other peoples lives, especially with ones you don't know or have a grudge against is the last thought on your mind. Someone has to clean up your mess, someone might be traumatized by being in the wrong place and forced to see you splatter their guts all over the cement. But oh, lets talk about you and your mental pain again.

by Anonymousreply 12306/22/2020

Wasn't it Bing's Grandfather who sued Kerkorian to accept paternity of the child with Lisa/Lisa Bonser, a pro tennis player? I think this is true - since I read it in the DM. There's 3 mister's Bing, Steve, his father a Dr, and Grandfather, the guy with the big bucks. I presume the Grandfather is dead or Steve wouldn't have had the inheritance. Make up a report and feel to add whomever you please.

by Anonymousreply 12406/22/2020

CHA-CHING!! 💰💰💰 🤑🤑🤑 🥂🥂🥂

by Anonymousreply 12506/22/2020

Was he related to opera impresario Sir Rudolf Bing (1902 – 1997)

by Anonymousreply 12606/22/2020

Bing, Bang, Boom.

by Anonymousreply 12706/22/2020

At least he killed himself in an original way. Hanging has been done to death.

by Anonymousreply 12806/22/2020

The kid will go off the rails if he doesn’t have a sober/spiritual practice in place.

by Anonymousreply 12906/22/2020

[quote]What was on his iPod?

Free Falling - Tom Petty

by Anonymousreply 13006/22/2020

Rich people are such a mess.

by Anonymousreply 13106/22/2020

Bill Clinton must cause severe depression. So many of his pals have committed suicide!

by Anonymousreply 13206/22/2020

I can't find that book for less than $154.00, R109.

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by Anonymousreply 13306/22/2020

Isn't Padma Lakshmi also a sperm doner???

by Anonymousreply 13406/22/2020

After he denied paternity of Elizabeth Hurley's baby, she proved it by entering his house when he wasn't home and fishing a strand of dental floss from his trash which had his DNA.

by Anonymousreply 13506/22/2020

"Bill Clinton must cause severe depression. So many of his pals have committed suicide!"

As opposed to your boy Trump, whose "friends" and relatives WISH they could commit suicide

by Anonymousreply 13606/22/2020

If you google the son's first and lastname, it automatically autofills "gender." He has a widow's peak, which is unusual for a male. IIRC, Hurley was accused of getting pregnant to trap Bing.

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by Anonymousreply 13706/22/2020

That kid’s creepy.,

by Anonymousreply 13806/22/2020

Creepy AF. I'm getting a "Children Of the Corn" vibe from him.

by Anonymousreply 13906/22/2020

Some of the famous ladies that he dated:

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by Anonymousreply 14006/22/2020

Top story on the UK Daily Mail.

Shows the building and where he fell. It was on the building's private driveway.

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by Anonymousreply 14106/22/2020

Liz and her "son" have got to be breaking out the champagne.

by Anonymousreply 14206/22/2020

Hallelujah!

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by Anonymousreply 14306/22/2020

All the money in the world and it could not buy him happiness.

I had a friend commit suicide. Shot herself in the head while her girlfriend was at work. The hardness drive I made was picking up the girlfriend in pouring rain with a drive that should have taken 30 minutes took 2 hours. We didn't talk about the suicide, but I can't imagine coming home to a scene like that.

by Anonymousreply 14406/22/2020

R103, Doubtful it was the PH; he jumped from the 27th floor and the building is at least 40 floors.

As R83 said, I figured it was 10000 SM Blvd, although the 'Candy Spelling building' isn't too far from this area.

R53, that is terrible to think of. And Bing was six foot four at least, not a small guy (not saying someone small would make less of a mess, it's all horrible but you get my point)...

by Anonymousreply 14506/22/2020

Holy crap, he inherited 600 million when he was 18?

by Anonymousreply 14606/22/2020

I remember the son also looked creepy as a kid and a lot like Bing when he was younger. Does anyone have a picture? I remember the early 00s gossip and everything about this situation was creepy. Bing looked creepy with the white hair, creepy name, creepy kid and creepy PI going through his trash for DNA so she could get her child support cheques.

by Anonymousreply 14706/22/2020

Does La Hurley do anything anymore besides pose in bikinis with captions like, "Looking Fabulous At Fifty!"?

by Anonymousreply 14806/22/2020

#candydidit

by Anonymousreply 14906/22/2020

No, r148.

by Anonymousreply 15006/22/2020

Twas the guilt of writing Kangaroo Jack that finally did him in.

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by Anonymousreply 15106/22/2020

Has it been established that he was alone in the apartment?

by Anonymousreply 15206/22/2020

the man had too much to live for.....it was not a suicide..

by Anonymousreply 15306/22/2020

[quote]He really showed them. Most of these rich guys know they're getting taken for a ride when an aging starlet or model gets knocked up by them. They probably figure: "You may get my money, but you can't force me to be a father."

LOL, oh you sweet summer child. As if any gold digger 'wants' the father to be around. They want the pay day and that is all. It's not an easy gig pretending to GAF about some boring, ugly, fat old man for the time it takes to get knocked up. Could be a years long campaign.

by Anonymousreply 15406/22/2020

Blackmail Island.

by Anonymousreply 15506/22/2020

I took about ten minutes to scroll through the replies to this post. I clicked on the Daily Mail link but it's a video and those are totally useless because they're sensationalist shite for the functionally illiterate. The whole time I was looking for two words: SUICIDE NOTE. I went to the DM website where the caption of one of the many pics (of all the rich and famous people Bing knew. What the fuck does it signify now with whom he was acquainted?) said simply, "He is believed to have jumped to his death."

The point I'm making is that it's easy to confuse real life with network programming fiction, where everything is figured out, done, dusted and cleanly put away in 48 minutes. It's too early to tell what this is. But whatever entity expects me to believe somebody choose to fall 20 odd stories rather than face quarantining in sybaritic luxury in their LA flat is gonna have to try a little harder.

There has to be some sort of inquisition, and investigation. Since the lurching changes we made when the pandemic became something that was no longer a joke, I've had to change the way I digest disturbing and horrific information. Maybe I'd term it using cuticle (thank you, Jennifer Saunders) thinking as a means of coping.

And as too many of us know, suicidal ideation occupies the minds of those you'd never suspect of harbouring those thoughts. That said, I think Steve Bing was far too busy being rich to take himself out.

by Anonymousreply 15606/23/2020

I'll bet there'll be no investigation, r156.

Why?

Because I smell a rat.

by Anonymousreply 15706/23/2020

Yeah I don’t see a guy like him killing himself. That’s just crazy

by Anonymousreply 15806/23/2020

Does anyone know if suicide rates nationwide are going up right now?

by Anonymousreply 15906/23/2020

Not among people with 590 million in the bank they're not, r159

by Anonymousreply 16006/23/2020

[quote]He has a widow's peak, which is unusual for a male.

That doesn't appear to be true. There were two casual studies done and neither identified what they considered to be a widow's peak, making the studies basically useless. There are also no real studies about the genetics behind a widow's peak.

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by Anonymousreply 16106/23/2020

Damian did very much look like his dad when younger. Thankfully he grew out of that.

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Yikes.

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Before he decided to be a dead ringer for his mother, he was a dead ringer for his father.

Well, fancy that.

by Anonymousreply 16406/23/2020

My guess: either he received some as-yet-undisclosed terminal medical diagnosis, or he had found himself showing early signs of dementia, something like that. Several comments upthread say “No way, too rich, etc” but this dude has had more money than God since he was 18, going balls deep into whatever hot Hollywood pussy he’s desired his whole life. It will be interesting to see if he adjusted his will knowing he was going out, or if he just went with the impulse.

by Anonymousreply 16506/23/2020

What (will be) six feet under and sounds like a bell? Bing! Very old joke recycled from Bing Crosby's death.

R109 - Does he talk about suicide contagion at all?

by Anonymousreply 16606/23/2020

He was being blackmailed for all he was worth.

by Anonymousreply 16706/23/2020

I always wonder why rich people jump off buildings or in front of trains, hang themselves or use other violent ways to end their lives. I mean he could certainly afford a trip to Mexico to buy some Nembutal or pay a doctor somewhere a shitload of money to end his life peacefully. They must be really desperate in that moment or psychotic to choose something like this. If I had time to plan, I would definitely choose a different way to end my life.

by Anonymousreply 16806/23/2020

You can't buy that stuff in Mexico anymore, r168.

by Anonymousreply 16906/23/2020

^Yeah, apparently you can also not buy Valium and other drugs in Thailand or smoke weed there anywhere, yet, everyone has a story about smoking pot at a party or surviving that 15 hours flight in economy thanks to Valium.

by Anonymousreply 17006/23/2020

r170 pretending that he knows differently.

If this billionaire wanted to kill himself, he would have used his resources to do it via drugs. That seems extremely obvious.

Instead he throws himself off his balcony in a major city?

Odd.

by Anonymousreply 17106/23/2020

I would even prefer paying Michael Jackson's shady doctor a million for a Propofol induced coma and death as a multi millionaire than jumping off a building and have my guts splattered all over the place.

by Anonymousreply 17206/23/2020

His obit relayed that he financially backed a lot of environmental initiatives.

Damian just posted on his IG.

RIP.

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Dear Damian. Such a devoted son.

by Anonymousreply 17406/23/2020

Liz posted on her IG as well. They started talking again in the last year. They had seen each other just two months ago.

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I wonder if Damian and Liz hop a plane over for the will reading. Can the Brits fly here yet?

by Anonymousreply 17606/23/2020

For the Will Reading? They would launch themselves out of ROCKET LAUNCHERS, angel.

by Anonymousreply 17706/23/2020

Damien looks like the woman Pete Burns always wanted to be.

by Anonymousreply 17806/23/2020

This is a statement suicide. Of course he could have gone to Switzerland and had a dr in a clinic end his life or a dr here could have supplied him with pills for a price. He wanted this to be showy and messy and dramatic, soon we’ll know why.

by Anonymousreply 17906/23/2020

I have no comment!

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by Anonymousreply 18006/23/2020

Can I have his stuff?

by Anonymousreply 18106/23/2020

I'm the only one that keeps thinking of Sex and the City?

by Anonymousreply 18206/23/2020

R181, "Can I have his stuff to sell on eBay?"--Candy Spelling. There, fixed it for you. Link to Candy's eBay attached...she's selling x2 mausoleum plots, so maybe the Bing heirs could organize a trade of sort with her for his stuff.

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There's so many better buildings to jump from in LA. Alas.

by Anonymousreply 18406/23/2020

I think his son with Liz Hurley looks like Bing himself. He just styled himself to look like his Mom.

by Anonymousreply 18506/23/2020

The Wikipedia entry stated that he “fell” to his death. People who commit suicide are generally clinically depressed. If they were in their right mind, they would never do it. My sisters girlfriend was a devoted mother with two adult daughters. Her husband left her and she was in an untreated depression for about a year. Then she hung her self and knew her children would find her. She would never have knowingly done that to her children. People don’t take depression seriously enough.

R 84; please get help.

by Anonymousreply 18606/23/2020

What was in his medicine cabinet????

by Anonymousreply 18706/23/2020

Umm, r186? You ought to look up the history of suicide.

Very often it is a reasonable reaction . Not at all a result of "not in right mind".

The idea that suicide is a result of someone not "being in their right mind" was entirely invented by the Catholic Church.

In ancient Rome it was the only "Honourable Death".

by Anonymousreply 18806/23/2020

Looking at Liz Hurley’s IG post makes me think that money is Nature’s most powerful aphrodisiac.

by Anonymousreply 18906/23/2020

R100 gets my vote for "next off the ledge, please."

by Anonymousreply 19006/23/2020

They will investigate this, thoroughly go through his residence and talk to all of his family, colleagues and acquaintances. It's a bit telling that he and Hurley were on speaking terms again, after so many years of rancor - makes me wonder if he was suffering from some kind of physical or mental issues that would cause him to soften up and reach out to her and his son.

The building where he died is new and right in front of/adjacent to Beverly Hills High, the backside abuts the school entrance. That entire area looks very built up from last I was there, in the early 00s.

by Anonymousreply 19106/23/2020

"A lot of men with a lot of money got it from being ruthless and horrible to everyone."

R119 But Bing inherited $600 million at age 18. That was the cornerstone of his fortune. So he might not have been a typical horrible rich man.

by Anonymousreply 19206/23/2020

I made it seem so effortless and peaceful.

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by Anonymousreply 19306/23/2020

omg how could he die with such a hot son???? damian looks fab and fun

by Anonymousreply 19406/23/2020

You've got to be really, really angry to jump from a tall building to your death.

by Anonymousreply 19506/23/2020

He could have been on some sort of medication that made him hallucinate and jump over the edge.

by Anonymousreply 19606/23/2020

My father was once put on Ativan and started hallucinating that there were alligators in the toilet. So you never know if he was on some sort of crazy meds. Chris Cornell was on Ativan and hung himself.

by Anonymousreply 19706/23/2020

Likewise, he could have taken a psychedelic drug, such as LSD, mushrooms, MDMA, ketamine, etc.

by Anonymousreply 19806/23/2020

Clinton's remark hints that Bing suffered long-term depression.

Bing would have donated millions to Biden's campaign and to Dem campaigns in swing areas. . I hope those arrangements were already in place.

by Anonymousreply 19906/23/2020

who is next of kin? any siblings? I wonder if they will do a tox test.

by Anonymousreply 20006/23/2020

"What was on his iPod?"

I Believe I Can Fly - R Kelly

by Anonymousreply 20106/23/2020

At least we know it wasn't mom this time.

by Anonymousreply 20206/23/2020

Maybe he got his drugs from Dianne Linklater's dealer.

by Anonymousreply 20306/23/2020

Was he in a Bizarre Love Triangle?

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I'm so bored, I could just die!

by Anonymousreply 20506/23/2020

What if you change your mind on the way down?

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He ever been to Epstein's island?

Just sayin'

by Anonymousreply 20706/23/2020

Not sure r207 but he was close pals with Bill Clinton and "Air Fuck One" billionaire Ron Burkle. They weren't exactly a saintly crowd of pals.

by Anonymousreply 20806/23/2020

Bing was a good friend of Jeffery Epstein.

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I don't remember his name in the flight logs.

He's been a rich guy since age 18, I'm sure he gets plenty of pussies in LA, no need to go to an island.

by Anonymousreply 21006/23/2020

Let me guess. All the cameras going in and out of the building weren't working.

by Anonymousreply 21106/23/2020

"It's not an easy gig pretending to GAF about some boring, ugly, fat old man for the time it takes to get knocked up."

Old man? Weren't he and Liz Hurley around the same age?

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He was part of the Gates Buffet group that signed away most of his wealth to various causes.

by Anonymousreply 21406/23/2020

[quote]He's been a rich guy since age 18, I'm sure he gets plenty of pussies in LA, no need to go to an island.

Depends on the age range he was into.

by Anonymousreply 21506/23/2020

Candy pushed him!

by Anonymousreply 21606/23/2020

Could it be possible that he was so wealthy from a young age that he had really no actual friends? When you have that kind of money people have so many ulterior motives.

by Anonymousreply 21706/23/2020

I wonder why the OP post got 9 "likes."

by Anonymousreply 21806/23/2020

This guy had more money than god. And yes, killing yourself this way is a huge "fuck you." No sympathy. If life was so hard for himself he could have spent the rest of his days drinking and drugging and screwing whores; he could've lived his days out at Disney World or on a remote island or atop a Manhattan penthouse or any number of harmless ways. Hell, he could've hired a hitman to kill him in private and enact a way to notify his family without anyone stumbling upon his body unprepared.

His legacy is being a deadbeat inseminator who idolized someone who was, at best, a nasty womanizer and adulterer. He can rot in hell. What a shitty waste of life.

by Anonymousreply 21906/23/2020

Why even get pregnant by some rich, unattractive guy if you're not sure he will give you financial support. Sorry, haven't read the 200+ comments above & maybe someone has expressed that same thought.

Need to be like Salma Hayek and lock it all down in advance.

Heidi Klum also got pregnant by a rich, older guy. Then, IIRC, while pregnant, started dating Seal (the music artist)! Talk about moving on quickly.

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Agree with r219. He could have used all that money to help people, sponsor needy schools, setup scholarships.

by Anonymousreply 22106/23/2020

He has crazyeyes.

by Anonymousreply 22206/23/2020

I just saw Steve Bing in Century City the other day. He was all over West Olympic Boulevard.

by Anonymousreply 22306/23/2020

He was a huge Dem donor. He had a son, no real relationship with him. Probably his money will be tied up in court for years even if he left a will, but it's reasonable to guess he will leave a large chunk to his son and to Dems. If the police conclude that he really committed suicide. Sorry, just speculating. He financed some good films, and some better politicians. Not "Be Best", but perhaps even better. May God bless his soul.

by Anonymousreply 22406/23/2020

He should’ve offed himself in a more responsible manner.

by Anonymousreply 22506/23/2020

R41 WTF is that? Liz in male drag? A hermaphrodite?

Repulsive creature.

by Anonymousreply 22606/23/2020

Come to mama, Steve!

by Anonymousreply 22706/23/2020

If he had committed boring suicide no one would be talking about him.

by Anonymousreply 22806/23/2020

Jumped off the 27th floor

He left a note to each kid.

by Anonymousreply 22906/23/2020

fox news has a headline

Steve Bing's cause of death revealed. I guess fox viewers aren't able to guess the cause of death on their own

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by Anonymousreply 23006/23/2020

Candy Spelling pushed him. Candy claims that she was at the Costco in Los Feliz buying Rubbermaid bins to store her collection of McDonald's Happy Meal toys, but the cops are checking the camera footage right now. Her alibi is about to be blown wide open. Candy is guilty as hell!

by Anonymousreply 23106/23/2020

Candy... you in danger girl.

by Anonymousreply 23206/23/2020

This is Epstein related, some news is popping soon...

by Anonymousreply 23306/23/2020

He donated 100 million to Clinton's foundation...heard this on the news today.

by Anonymousreply 23406/23/2020

The usual culprits: drugs, mental health problems and worsening financial problems.

"A second source added, “Steve recently sold his jet, his home, and was very depressed.”

It had nothing to do with not having his son in his life. He was running out of money.

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"He left a note to each kid."

Why do people leave notes (and money) to kids they never had a realtionship with and never wanted?

by Anonymousreply 23606/23/2020

Guilt?

by Anonymousreply 23706/23/2020

R231, it occurred to me last night that Candy probably has Google alerts set up (or had an unpaid intern monitor it for her). She'd be horrified--and also delighted--to know the gays are speculating she pushed him. It's like something out of 'Dynasty'!

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They immediately called this suicide. So far I've not seen their reasoning that he chose death. With the ongoing Epstein situation I'd keep an open mind.

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r239 = Republican conspiracy theorist

by Anonymousreply 24006/23/2020

Bipolar disorder is a bitch to deal with. The past months of isolation didn't help, and if he had fallen out with his family that would exacerbate as well.

Anyone know why his grandfather left him all that money at age 18? Did he leave anything to his son, Bing's father, or just skip down to Steve. And what about Steve's sister, did Grandpa leave her a fortune as well when she came of age.

Sounds to me like he was a bit too spoiled, too much too soon.

by Anonymousreply 24106/23/2020

People who commit suicide are not in their right mind or rational. They only care about dying to relieve their pain. People calling him selfish are looking at it from a rational viewpoint.

It’s very hard to kill yourself due to one’s survival instinct kicking in. If you don’t believe me, try it.

by Anonymousreply 24206/23/2020

Jumping just seems so scary and horrible. Sad situation.

by Anonymousreply 24306/23/2020

A rich man would jump? When he lived in the most drug-rich state in the union?

by Anonymousreply 24406/23/2020

[quote]Candy's eBay attached...she's selling x2 mausoleum plots,

And yet she still wants you to pay 10.00 for shipping? LOL

by Anonymousreply 24506/23/2020

R206 I think you’re pretty much screwed

by Anonymousreply 24606/23/2020

R232 Candy, run for the hills

by Anonymousreply 24706/23/2020

he died a poor man.

by Anonymousreply 24806/23/2020

Thank you, [R180]. I laughed out loud. Do you remember, "Naomi's just being difficult."? I read recently that Naomi was late her first day on the set. I don't want to embellish or fill in facts, but I think she was told she was in violation of her contract. I know it was something critical enough that she could have been replaced if she was late again.

by Anonymousreply 24906/24/2020

With all due respect, [R188], we're not in ancient Rome.

by Anonymousreply 25006/24/2020

With whatever due respect, r50, yes we are.

by Anonymousreply 25106/24/2020

Was he really running out of money? How could that possibly happen?

by Anonymousreply 25206/24/2020

R252 One has to assume that no one ever explained the virtues of index funds to him. If he had just plopped $100 mil of that initial inheritance into a Vanguard market index mutual fund back in the 80s, he’d be set for life, even after blowing through the other $500 million.

by Anonymousreply 25306/24/2020

Who knows why anyone chooses their method of suicide? Not everyone takes the easy way out.

If he’d been on anti-depressants, he could have suffered the paradoxical side effect of suicidal impulses.

I think it’s interesting that he was back in contact with Liz and then he dies.

And finally, a person absolutely CAN lose $600 million. I’d like to try it sometime.

by Anonymousreply 25406/24/2020

Getting rid of possessions - such as selling your home and jet - are typical of some types of suicides, so he may not have been in financial trouble but rather planning his suicide. Jumping from that height does seem like a sure way to die. Which he did.

by Anonymousreply 25506/24/2020

Popping into say how much I love Celia Imrie

by Anonymousreply 25606/24/2020

If he really was broke, Liz Hurley must be devastated. Child support just ended and no inheritance?

by Anonymousreply 25706/24/2020

recent events have disrupted the normally business-as-usual money-laundering cushions so many rich and famous people rest upon. things must be getting tight for the oligrifters.

by Anonymousreply 25806/24/2020

Bipolar disorder can wreak havoc on people. Very sad.

by Anonymousreply 25906/24/2020

[quote]If he really was broke, Liz Hurley must be devastated.

I can hear the tea cup smashing against the stone floor from here.

by Anonymousreply 26006/24/2020

Steve Bing’s death officially ruled suicide as coroner closes case

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I wonder if becoming close to Hurley was a portent to what happened?

by Anonymousreply 26206/24/2020

[quote] Steve Bing’s death officially ruled suicide as coroner closes case

CASE CLOSED. Nothing to see here folks. Move along please. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have some torn drapes to repair.

by Anonymousreply 26306/24/2020

God bless him.. sad that someone can be so desperate to do such a thing... but I do have a slight chuckle thinking about how this has inconvenienced Candy

by Anonymousreply 26406/24/2020

I wonder if a mortician will be able to reconstruct Steve.

by Anonymousreply 26506/24/2020

[quote]but I do have a slight chuckle thinking about how this has inconvenienced Candy

Her twelve dozen daily Amazon deliveries were late because the cops cordoned off the street. She was really pissed about that. Also, her assistant couldn't get out of the garage to go get Candy's lunch at Fatburger. It's been a nightmare for her.

by Anonymousreply 26606/24/2020

R262, I wonder that, too.

by Anonymousreply 26706/24/2020

[quote]Child support just ended and no inheritance?

Both of his kids were ruled eligible to receive their share of their grandfather Peter Bing's trust, set up years ago for his grandchildren. That was recently stated to be worth around $380 million, so an annual income stream is likely worth several 100 thousand a year per grandchild, I would presume. Both kids will also inherit whatever was left of Bing's own $600 million fortune, which might still be substantial. They're set for life.

His daughter Kira also received $8 million+ from her at-birth father, billionaire Kirk Kerkorian, in the divorce from her mother Lisa Bonder. So she is already well set. Damien one presumes will also eventually receive his mothers estate, minus whatever is left after all the expensive bikinis and swimsuit Insta shoots.

by Anonymousreply 26806/24/2020

Sorry you guys I don’t understand what candy spelling has to do with Steve Bing. Can someone explain?

by Anonymousreply 26906/24/2020

R269 Oh trust me, the reasons are well known to her.

by Anonymousreply 27006/24/2020

Lol at r270

by Anonymousreply 27106/24/2020

Why on earth would you leave $600 million to an 18 yr old even if it is your grandson?

Bing was used by everyone for his money, from Bill Clinton to Liz Hurley and beyond. What's sad is it took him 55 years to recognize this.

by Anonymousreply 27206/24/2020

R272 I think you meant to say 37 years, but I get it.

by Anonymousreply 27306/24/2020

R253 Advice on how to get started on that? I'm nearly 30, so a bit of a late start, but can you still do stuff like that post-Corona?

by Anonymousreply 27406/24/2020

Yes, but he also had a drug problem...according to his friends.

by Anonymousreply 27506/24/2020

As long as he didn't land on anyone.

by Anonymousreply 27606/24/2020

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If it only it had been Candy Spelling, someone in the Digital Journalism class at Mahwah High School as already prepared an obituary for her. I’m sure no one did that for Steve.

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by Anonymousreply 27806/24/2020

He was bi-polar so yeah, he self-medicated like most do.

by Anonymousreply 27906/24/2020

R278, I'm dying (of laughter). Maybe one of the students could do one for me! It had to've been a little gayling who did Candy's. Probably on behalf of Tori, no doubt.

by Anonymousreply 28006/24/2020

Steve Bing has major Bi-Polar face.

by Anonymousreply 28106/24/2020

Does Damien have a uterus?

by Anonymousreply 28206/24/2020

Coincidence that Candy was teaching her dog JJ to roll on the morning of Bing's death? I think not. Let's roll!

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I see a lucrative endorsement deal for the Widow Spelling.

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by Anonymousreply 28406/24/2020

Did Candy offer to have Steve's body gift wrapped?

by Anonymousreply 28506/26/2020

Candy recommends, in even the most limited space, to have white, silver and gold wrapping paper on hand. It’s fine to just use a simple bow, like how you would tie your shoe, as long as you add a flourish to the package.

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by Anonymousreply 28606/26/2020

Liz Hurley worked with Dame Joan Collins on that wretched E! series 'The Royals'. I'm sure Dame Joan will get in touch with Candy to ask if Liz and Damian can crash at the Manor in the Sky until all this gets sorted. It may take awhile, but they'll want to be right there once Daddy Bing's estate is settled.

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by Anonymousreply 28706/26/2020

Candy can put Damian to work to inventory and pack up her Beanie Babies and Madame Alexander dolls in preparation for the big move to the condo tower next door.

by Anonymousreply 28806/26/2020

R288, and Liz will help pack up all the purses Candy has for sale on eBay. She'll gift her one as a sympathy gift, and try to talk her into buying the mausoleum plots she has for sale.

by Anonymousreply 28906/26/2020

My mind is blown that Candy sells shit on eBay. Why on Earth? She has plenty of money.

by Anonymousreply 29006/26/2020

R290, she buys a lot as well (not surprising).

by Anonymousreply 29106/26/2020

Candy has 417 storage areas all over LA that are packed full of tchotkes and other useless shit. She fills one up and then buys another one.

by Anonymousreply 29206/26/2020

Why is Candy Spelling wrapping gifts? Doesn't she have a servant girl or two she could put to such menial tasks? Or better yet, why is she giving such cheap gifts that don't come from a store that offers a gift wrapping service?

by Anonymousreply 29306/26/2020

r293 Candy loves doing her own gift wrapping because she likes to give a personal touch to the people she's giving presents to. Candy will ask you what your favorite color is, and then she'll wrap the gift in that color of paper. Also, ribbons and bows.

by Anonymousreply 29406/26/2020

For the people questioning why he would jump, he probably was in intense mental pain and wanted something sure to work. Suicide by hanging or jumping usually indicates that they truly want out, rather than a "cry for help " sort of thing. I know people think he was awful for the Hurley fiasco but if they were in a casual relationship then it makes sense to request a paternity test before signing the birth certificate.

by Anonymousreply 29506/26/2020

Money really isn't a cure for depression I guess. Very said.

by Anonymousreply 29606/26/2020

R295. No, many of us felt for Bing. Hurley is a lying witch. Hurley said she was on birth control pills but took antibiotics, so the birth controls didn't work - what a coincidence while she was fucking a billionaire! She was full of shit. She wanted to get pregnant with the billionaire and so she did.

And she lied about not getting any financial help from Bing. He set up a trust for the antibiotic/birth control ooops.

It's shitty for gold diggers to lie to the men they are sleeping with about being on birth control.

by Anonymousreply 29706/26/2020

R297, you lie down with dogs, you end up with fleas.

by Anonymousreply 29806/26/2020

Caveman R297. Birth control is not only the woman's responsibility,. Any guy who wants to raw dog it all over town needs to get snipped or wear a condom. And filthy rich millionaires have to be 1000 x more careful. He was a fool.

by Anonymousreply 29906/26/2020

R294 How do you know so much about Candy?

by Anonymousreply 30006/26/2020

R294 How do you know so much about Candy?

by Anonymousreply 30106/26/2020

r297 = misogynist. Bing was with a LOT of women. Perhaps if straight men don't want a bunch of illegitimate children they shouldn't be so promiscuous

by Anonymousreply 30206/26/2020

R301 Like the earlier Candy wrapping video, in this one she speaks of what she would have been in another life, that being a professional gift wrapper. She considers herself an aficionado of the art form and may do a book or a video.

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Candy and Marie Kondo are to do a book on the art of re-gift wrapping!

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Is Bing having a funeral or memorial? Serious question...though I would still hope and pray Candy would show up at the visitation with a perfectly wrapped picture frame and one last reminder she has the two mausoleum plots for sale (which are directly above her parents, I might add).

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by Anonymousreply 30506/26/2020

LEMME TELL U ….. when ur broke, suicide looks like an option.....to have to downsize ones life after decades of opulence, sux bad.

by Anonymousreply 30606/26/2020

R305 Quit trying to push Candy to sell those mausoleum plots, every one knows when she downsized the Manor she need every inch of storage space for all her “collectibles” junk. Those spaces are filled to the brim with Madam Alexander dolls and Beanie Babies, and she’s not emptying them out anytime soon.

by Anonymousreply 30706/27/2020

R307, I think the plots actually contain the remains of Tori's career on one, and Tori's sense of dignity in the other. Candy is even evicting her from the mausoleum!

by Anonymousreply 30806/27/2020

R308 Well she can’t have all those fat grandchildren cluttering up the space now can she.

by Anonymousreply 30906/27/2020

R309, those kids will be sold on eBay soon enough. Tori's AmEx lawsuit isn't going to pay for itself.

by Anonymousreply 31006/27/2020

r297 well, I hope she gets something out of it, because it's hard to go back to being a high end escort when you burned your bridges as a gold-digging who-ah, as Bill Burr would say.

Of course, at her age, those days are behind her now anyway, so maybe she could go back to the yacht men.

by Anonymousreply 31106/27/2020

r299 filthy rich billionaires hire very high end escorts they don't expect will be so unprofessional as to turn into gold-diggers.

If I had 1/100 of that money, I wouldn't trust anyone around me, let alone anything around a relationship/hookup. If I was straight, I would've been snipped long ago.

by Anonymousreply 31206/27/2020

I call this one the 'Bing Bow' - it's flat with a burst of colour.

by Anonymousreply 31306/27/2020

Can unused mausoleum plots be used for storage? Candy could probably fit a few dozen handbags in each.

by Anonymousreply 31406/27/2020

[quote]Candy has 417 storage areas all over LA that are packed full of tchotkes and other useless shit.

Couldn't she let Tori's family live in one?

by Anonymousreply 31506/27/2020

Ah, Candy Spelling, the patron saint of bad mothers, hoarding and gift wrapping rooms. Perhaps this darling needs her own thread?

by Anonymousreply 31606/27/2020

Candy wants to throw some shade of her own and remind everyone that it's National Sunglasses Day! Oh. Candy, you're such a card...

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by Anonymousreply 31706/27/2020

Candy saw the whole thing from her gift wrapping room.

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by Anonymousreply 31806/27/2020

R318, that's what I'd call the Big Bing Theory. She definitely saw him jump.

by Anonymousreply 31906/27/2020

Why this thread is about Candy Spelling now? Can someone explain it to me?

by Anonymousreply 32006/27/2020

R320, it was speculated right after Bing jumped that he jumped from Candy's building, where she owns the penthouse. That turned out to be untrue, but being DL, we ran with it. Or jumped to conclusions, I should say. It's all silly fun.

by Anonymousreply 32106/27/2020

[quote] Candy saw the whole thing from her gift wrapping room.

Her first thoughts: "There's a solution to her money woes Tori might try!"

by Anonymousreply 32206/27/2020

[quote] "He left a note to each kid."

"Dear Beloved Son,

[bold]SPLAT![/bold]

Love, Daddy"

by Anonymousreply 32306/27/2020

R323 He should have had Candy wrap each note to make it more festive and easier to process for the children. It’s like a gift anyways, “I leave you each 2 million dollars, and for the Liz, whore of Babylon, nothing!”

by Anonymousreply 32406/27/2020

R324, you win. And your prize is the pair of Candy's mausoleum plots!

by Anonymousreply 32506/27/2020

Hurley and Bings son reminds me slightly of the Brant brothers. Technically the features are very attractive even beautiful but in an off putting, uncanny valley way. It's like one of those computer generated images of what is scientifically beautiful. Everything is symmetrical but lacking in something vital .

by Anonymousreply 32606/27/2020

R326, that seems to be the look of this era. It's horrific.

by Anonymousreply 32706/27/2020

Did someone say "mausoleum"?

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by Anonymousreply 32806/27/2020

r1, no - Salmon Rushdie

BIg had two kids that needed paternity suits before he would claim them but she was not one. I was surprised there wasn't more coverage on this and I live in LA.

by Anonymousreply 32906/27/2020

Bing apparently had a young druggie girlfriend who overdosed a year ago and he was despondent at her loss and jumped a few days before the anniversary.

by Anonymousreply 33006/27/2020

r329 please do catch up. Adam Dell is the father of Ms. Lakshmi's daughter, not Rushdie, although the latter did briefly date her at one time iirc.

by Anonymousreply 33106/27/2020

I had no idea Sharon Stone dated him.

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by Anonymousreply 33206/27/2020

r332 if you read the thread before you commented, you shouldn't be.

by Anonymousreply 33306/27/2020

How did Ellen Barkin miss out on Bing?

by Anonymousreply 33406/27/2020

R330

The woman you're talking about wasn't just anyone. She was Robert Mitchum's granddaughter.

by Anonymousreply 33506/27/2020

r335, that comment is peak DL, right up there with the "My trick stole my best Mme Alexander Doll!" thread title.

by Anonymousreply 33606/27/2020

To showcase his mourning Damian has pulled back his flowing hair.

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by Anonymousreply 33706/27/2020

I had too look her up.

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by Anonymousreply 33806/27/2020

She's pretty

by Anonymousreply 33906/27/2020

R72!!!!!!!!!!! Dude. I witnessed that same suicide. Like Sixth Avenue and about 55th or 54th I think. She stood on the narrow ledge outside her window for about 20 minutes. Then ker splat. Read about in ny post next day. When she started falling I had to look away.

by Anonymousreply 34006/27/2020

R338 I do declare! Is that Mrs. Candy Spelling in that picture or Mrs. Krystal Carrington?

by Anonymousreply 34106/27/2020

R337, that kid is vacuous

by Anonymousreply 34206/27/2020

[quote] BIg had two kids that needed paternity suits before he would claim them

With his son's paternity, Steve flew to Heathrow airport, the plane landed on the tarmac, someone came out and swabbed his cheek and he left the country

he really was a piece of shit

by Anonymousreply 34306/27/2020

R331- I think she was actually married to Rushdie.

by Anonymousreply 34406/27/2020

R341 Yes, that's Candy. She did have the Dynasty look.

by Anonymousreply 34506/27/2020

R341, I've asked a friend in the industry how much he things Candy is making off the 'Dynasty' reboot. In addition to the repetitive 'Charlie's Angels' movies and series pilots that have been greenlit over the years. He said it's hard to say, as it's based on how much Aaron actually owned of the brand. Yes, he produced them, but how much of it did he actually own once you split it with ABC and the creators. Either way, Candy is laughing to the bank each time she gets a residual cheque.

by Anonymousreply 34606/27/2020

Steve Bing's ex-GF who died of an OD was Robert Mitchum's great-granddaughter not his granddaughter.

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by Anonymousreply 34706/27/2020

Robert Mitchum starred in 'The Big Sleep' (1978) with Dame Joan Collins and Jimmy Stewart. There was also a Candy Clark who co-starred...coincidence? I think not...Candy had this planned all along.

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by Anonymousreply 34806/27/2020

I think Damian is beautiful.

by Anonymousreply 34906/27/2020

Do we know Damian’s pronouns?

by Anonymousreply 35006/27/2020

Damian looks a little like tennis player Simona Halep

by Anonymousreply 35106/27/2020

R332, I hesitated to reads Stone's take, but I'm glad I did. She said, “This is really hard. I had a really hard time with it… He’s a complicated person who I didn’t think always made good decisions… It’s a tough one. It’s a very tough one."

Sharon Stone has been chased by many crazy, rich men. Steve Wynn specifically, when she was a guest of his at the Mirage in Las Vegas whilst filming 'Casino'. He chased her back to her villa one night (after bombarding her with flowers), and Stone had to ask Scorcese and company to relocate her to another hotel for the rest of the filming. So for her to say Bing made poor decisions...well, that's what she said.

by Anonymousreply 35206/28/2020

Sharon Stone lies about being in Mensa, which I really like.

by Anonymousreply 35306/28/2020

I would like to know how much each of the kids, he didn't give a shit about, will inherit. And is Liz Hurley pissed that she has to pay for her son's college and expenses now. Other than that, I really don't care.

by Anonymousreply 35406/28/2020

Candy has just posted a pic of her balcony. I actually didn't know it was this spacious.

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by Anonymousreply 35506/28/2020

R354 I don’t think Liz’s son is college material, more like wank material for trans folks.

by Anonymousreply 35606/28/2020

Candy ruins everything

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by Anonymousreply 35706/28/2020

Maybe Damien is pregnant and Steve left everything to his grandchild.

by Anonymousreply 35806/28/2020

R357, I'd just been thinking about this clip (I know, I have to get a life). I forgot the part about Tatum O'Neal being Candy's bitchy pawn. That's a whole 'nother level of WTF.

Tori is smart to be wearing those wings, in case Candygram "accidentally" bumped into her and pushed her off the balcony of the Manor in the Sky.

by Anonymousreply 35906/28/2020

R357 I'd almost feel bad for Dean if he wasn't such a parasite.

by Anonymousreply 36006/28/2020

R359 So much to unpack right? Who is MaryJo? And is Tatum auditioning for the role of Candy’s daughter? Do they go out in public and Tatum pretends to be Tori? And who knew Tori was such good friends with Anna Kendrick?

by Anonymousreply 36106/28/2020

Candy Spelling Ruins Everything might be a good title for her thread?

by Anonymousreply 36206/28/2020

R355 That post is labeled “Great views and great art,” neither of those statements are correct.

by Anonymousreply 36306/28/2020

R362, yes! I'm honestly afraid Candy would ruin her own thread, though. It's almost like it's more fun to talk about her on a Steve Bing suicide thread than if she had her own. I could be wrong...I've read both of Candy's books and could regurgitate ridiculous anecdotes from both.

R359, Mary Jo is Dean's ex. She and Tori were on the outs for years, which tends to happen when someone steals your husband whilst filming a Lifetime movie. I didn't even notice Anna Kendrick was there. Candy bringing Tatum is still perplexing...I don't know what the connection would be except Aaron Spelling having produced 'Charlie's Angels' with Farrah, but that was before Ryan O'Neal and Farrah got together and left Tatum to be raised by wolves. Notice Tatum telling Dean in the clip that it would be "good for the show" if Tori came over and talked to Candy. Tatum didn't win an Oscar for nothing!

by Anonymousreply 36406/28/2020

That wasn't Anna Kendrick

by Anonymousreply 36506/28/2020

"Maybe YOU don't want to be my daughter, but Tatum does!" God, she's so childish.

by Anonymousreply 36606/28/2020

Why does momma Candy dislike her spawn so much?

by Anonymousreply 36706/28/2020

I don't think she dislikes Tori, she dislikes Tori's husband. She probably wanted Tori to marry a rich man like she did and have that man take care of her. Dean has always been a broke-ass moocher. I can't say I blame Candy for feeling that way.

by Anonymousreply 36806/28/2020

R123- you don’t know what you’re talking about. Would you say someone who dies of AIDS is selfish? Or someone who dies of Altzheimers? It’s exactly like that. I’m bipolar. It’s a deadly fucking illness. Before we found the right combination of meds for me, I had episodes where my mind felt programmed to kill myself. I don’t know how I survived but I did. Luckily for you, you are not dealing with a mental illness or you would understand.

by Anonymousreply 36906/28/2020

Damien has that Ronan Farrow “heavily cultivated to look like one’s (alleged) parent” look.

by Anonymousreply 37006/28/2020

R362, someone has started a separate thread for Damian. If you or someone else will start the "Candy Spelling Ruins Everything" thread, I can start if off with some anecdotes from her books. (Not yet a paying member here.)

by Anonymousreply 37106/28/2020

Here you go r371. Post those anecdotes!

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by Anonymousreply 37206/28/2020

r331, I did realize that Rushdie was her HUSBAND of a childless marriage but I could not post because of prime time to correct myself.

by Anonymousreply 37306/28/2020

The new Candy Spelling thread has started...thanks for all the side-splitting jokes here, and let's migrate them to Queen Candy's new thread!

by Anonymousreply 37406/28/2020

Why would Mary Jo be invited to the party? So Tori can be more dramatic and insufferable than normal?

by Anonymousreply 375Last Monday at 1:22 PM

I am all for suicide. Do it. But not when you have kids. It's not their fault.

by Anonymousreply 376Last Monday at 4:42 PM

He was just the biological father, he rejected the kid all his life and probably traumatized him for life, now the kid have a closer and maybe some extra money. I think is a win.

by Anonymousreply 377Last Monday at 5:43 PM

Is he buried yet?

by Anonymousreply 378Last Tuesday at 2:37 AM

R378, I looked on the LA Times and don't see an official obit for him yet.

by Anonymousreply 379Last Tuesday at 5:11 AM

"He never met his son, Damian Hurley, now an 18-year-old model and actor, and only met daughter Kira Kerkorian, now 21, when she was an adult. But having initially fought public battles because he doubted his paternity of these children, he more recently went to court to ensure they would inherit a share of the Bing family fortune."

In 2019, Bing’s father sought to revise a four-decade-old trust to eliminate Bing’s two children as heirs to the family fortune, arguing they’d been born out of wedlock and his son had never developed meaningful relationships with them. “To the best of my knowledge, Stephen has never met Damian, and Stephen only met Kira after she became an adult,” Peter said in an affidavit. He also said having never met either child, “I do not consider them my grandchildren.” (Peter Bing, who has not commented publicly on his son's death, could not be reached for comment.)

In court papers, Bing’s attorneys described it as unjust for Damian and Kira to be “denied their rightful share” because of “the life choices their parents made, and Steve Bing will not stand idly by as his family exploits those circumstances and tries to redirect funds from Steve Bing’s children to [his sister] Mary Bing’s children.” (In 2002, Mary Bing told Vanity Fair that her brother had been “reproductively taken advantage of.”)

Bing said in court papers that he found it “callous” and “especially alarming” that Peter had said in an affidavit that he wouldn’t consider Damian Hurley to be his grandchild even if Bing were to develop a relationship with Damian. But at the time of his death, that had yet to happen. A knowledgeable source says the two had never met, but Bing texted with Damian on his 18th birthday in April.

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I can't say I disagree with Grandpa Bing. You never met the kids despite knowing exactly where they were, were never a father aside from where you busted your load, why would you be considered "family" and entitled to property?

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by Anonymousreply 380Last Wednesday at 11:41 AM

[quote]Candy has just posted a pic of her balcony. I actually didn't know it was this spacious.

Why not? Were you absent from school the day they taught the spaciousness of Candy Spelling's balcony???

How embarrassing. I'm embarrassed for you.

by Anonymousreply 381Last Wednesday at 11:54 AM

R380

Why should Bing's father have any right to tell his son what to do with HIS money. Bing should be able to leave his money to his kids, PETA, the DNC or whomever.

by Anonymousreply 382Last Wednesday at 12:12 PM

R382 I believe the lawsuit was about the family trust, not Bing's personal assets.

And personally I think it's really weird that he would go to such lengths to see them recognized financially but not...fucking meet them.

by Anonymousreply 383Last Wednesday at 12:17 PM

If Bing was so against having children, he should've gotten a vasectomy. I don't know why more straight guy who don't want kids don't do this, esp. the rich and famous ones.

BTW, you can really tell who the closeted gay celebrity guys are because they never have paternity scandals. Straight celebrity guys who fuck around and don't settle down almost always get snagged into a paternity scandal.

by Anonymousreply 384Last Wednesday at 2:18 PM

Agreed, r384.

I would only add that if I had two children with the same woman and we split up. I'd race my ass to my physician to get a vasectomy, too.

No half-siblings.

by Anonymousreply 385Last Wednesday at 2:45 PM

My cousin got a vasectomy after his first marriage fell apart. Good thing too because his second marriage was an even bigger mess.

by Anonymousreply 386Last Wednesday at 2:49 PM

R352 Steve Wynn also had an affair with Sarah, Duchess of York, when she was still married to Andrew.

by Anonymousreply 387Last Wednesday at 3:08 PM

He never met his kid? Wow, what an asshole

by Anonymousreply 388Last Wednesday at 3:18 PM

George Clooney never had a paternity scandal, did he? Or Brad Pitt.

by Anonymousreply 389Last Wednesday at 3:37 PM

r389, neither did I! He should have just made his model girlfriends give him handjobs while saving the real lovin' for Tobey Maguire, just like I did

by Anonymousreply 390Last Wednesday at 4:13 PM

R389

I'm sure they were diligent about using a condom until they decided to have kids. Bing on the other hand never had any desire to have kids so he definitely should've had a vasectomy.

by Anonymousreply 391Last Wednesday at 7:41 PM

Is there a woman who was in his life who is being blamed for it all? That seems to happen, the scapegoating, any time a famous man kills himself....

by Anonymousreply 392Last Wednesday at 7:42 PM

The fact that he didn’t want kids and didn’t have any relationship with them, but went to court to ensure they got a share of the family fortune, reads more like an issue he had with his father and sister. Maybe she was the daddy’s favorite for providing him with actual grandchildren, and he was bitter about that.

by Anonymousreply 393Last Thursday at 2:55 AM

I feel the words building inside me, I can't stop them, or tell you why I say them, but as I reach the top of the bridge these words come to me in a whisper. I say these words as a prayer, as regret, as praise, I say: Ghislaine, Ghislaine

by Anonymousreply 394Last Thursday at 9:43 AM

Will Steve have been the start of a trend?

by Anonymousreply 395Last Thursday at 11:07 AM

Actually, and this is sort of interesting it was around this time of year 2 years ago that Bourdain and Spade hung themselves.

by Anonymousreply 396Last Thursday at 3:07 PM

^^^ Spade?

by Anonymousreply 397Last Thursday at 3:59 PM

^^^ Kate Spade

by Anonymousreply 398Last Thursday at 4:02 PM

He jumped on monday at 1:00PM right after father's day. He probably felt deep remorse about his children. In instagram i've read people who were close to him saying Elizabeth did keep Damian away from Bing... he wanted work out a custody agreement with her away from a court mess... sad story... he should have fought for his children years ago.

by Anonymousreply 399Last Friday at 2:27 PM

"In 2002, Mary Bing told Vanity Fair that her brother had been “reproductively taken advantage of.”

Looks like since this time Mary was worried about the inheritance of HER children. She sounds very cold, manipulative and cunning... Steve Bing was obviously a spoiled and weak man-child.

by Anonymousreply 400Last Friday at 2:39 PM

They may not have been raised right...

by Anonymousreply 401Yesterday at 3:48 AM
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