Steve Bing, Producer and ‘Kangaroo Jack’ Writer, Dies by Suicide at 55

Steve Bing, a producer, philanthropist and screenwriter, has died by suicide in Los Angeles.

He was 55.Police and the coroner’s office said a man fitting his age jumped from a Century City apartment building on Monday.

Sources told TMZ he had been suffering from depression.Bing, who inherited a fortune of some $600 million from his grandfather, L.A.

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Bing, also contributed millions of dollars to Democratic political causes.In 2003, he co-wrote the action comedy “Kangaroo Jack,” and he also contributed to “Missing in Action” and wrote an episode of “Married With Children.”Bing invested some $80 million in “The Polar Express,” the Tom Hanks-voiced 2004 film directed by Robert Zemeckis.

He had executive producer credits on a number of films and music documentaries, including Rolling Stones documentary “Shine a Light,” directed by Martin Scorsese, “Csny/Deja Vu,” “Rock the Kasbah,” “Get Carter,” “Rules Don’t Apply,

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