Steve Bing, the ‘Kangaroo Jack’ producer and writer, Dies At Age of 55

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2020-06-23 04:39:16

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Movie producer Steve Bing died from apparent suicide Monday afternoon in Century City, Variety reported. He was 55.

The Los Angeles Police Department said it conducted a death investigation at about 1 p.m. in the 10000 block of Santa Monica Boulevard, near the border of Beverly Hills, but did not immediately confirm the name of the deceased. The coroner’s office could not immediately be reached for more information.

Bing inherited about $600 million from his grandfather, real estate developer Leo S. Bing, when he was 18. He started his career in the entertainment industry after dropping out of Stanford University.

His producing credits include the 200 action-thriller “Get Carter,” the 2005 comedy “Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World,” the 2015 comedy “Rock the Kasbah” and the 2008 Martin Scorsese-directed documentary on The Rolling Stones, “Shine A Light.”

Bing also wrote the screenplay for the 2003 comedy “Kangaroo Jack” and co-wrote the screenplay for the 1985 action film “Missing in Action 2: The Beginning.”

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