Steve Bing had been convinced his former girlfriend’s death was not an accident and had asked a friend to help him kill himself shortly after she died, one year before he took his own life, according to a new report.
Bing, 55, jumped to his death from the 27th floor of his Los Angeles apartment building on June 22, days before the one-year anniversary his girlfriend Allexanne Mitchum died from a drug overdose.
The multi-millionaire Hollywood movie investor had been dating the 28-year-old actress after meeting her through her aunt and his friend, Carrie Mitchum, the granddaughter of Robert Mitchum.
He had been planning to have children with Allexanne before the pair got into argument on June 26 and Bing told her to stay at a friend’s house.
About 24 hours later, Allexanne would suffer an overdose after taking a Xanax pill that had been laced with fentanyl. She was declared dead on July 3, 2019.
Bing, a multi-millionaire Hollywood movie investor, had been planning to have children with 28-year-old actress Allexanne Mitchum before she died in the hospital last year
Carrie Mitchum wrote that Bing and her niece (at left) were friends with Bill and Hilary Clinton, and she posted on Facebook from four days before Allexanne’s death showing them out with Rolling Stones member Ronnie Wood (in orange).
Friends later described how Bing had been wracked with guilt over her death and did not believe it was an accident.
Allexanne’s aunt Carrie revealed she would receive late-night phone calls from Bing asking for updates on the investigation and questions about the afterlife.
‘He started asking me if I believed in the afterlife,’ Mitchum, 55, told Town & Country. ‘Did I have dreams about her? And if so, what did she say to me? I think it really shook him.’
Carrie said Bing would broach the topic again about a month before he died, when she visited him at his apartment.
She recalled him saying: ‘You know what? It doesn’t matter. You can believe in God or not and the result is the same. It’s irrelevant.’
‘I felt like he needed answers I didn’t have,’ Carrie said.
American Express filed a creditor’s claim in the amount of $97,738.28 on Wednesday in Los Angeles. It is not clear what the charges are from. Prior to his death on June 22, the 55-year-old had an estimated net worth of $590 million, according to various reports
The revelation comes as his daughter Kira Kerkorian – whom he shares with former tennis pro Lisa Bonder – battles a $7 million breach of contract lawsuit filed by entrepreneur Matthew Khoury against Bing in April. She was made special administrator of her late father’s estate last month after she successfully proved she was his biological daughter
In August 2019, about a month after her Allexanne’s death, Bing, who had a history of drug abuse and had been known to be very private, approached a close friend to help him commit suicide.
The confidant, who had managed Bing’s finances, met him at the Beverly Hills Hotel where he managed to talk him out of it, he told the magazine.
He described finding Bing in his bed with the curtains drawn and ‘feeling regretful’, after several days of drug use.
After their conversation, the pair went for a steak dinner which appeared to have lifted Bing’s spirits up, at least temporarily.
‘He looks at me and he goes, “I guess it’s a good thing I’m alive. Maybe I shouldn’t kill myself”‘, the friend, who chose to remain anonymous, told the publication.
Since Bing’s death, reports have emerged revealing the film producer had been struggling with his mental health as well as unpaid deaths before taking his own life.
Last week, DailyMail.com exclusively reported that Bing had spent his final days drowning in debt and had owed Amex nearly $100,000 when he committed suicide.
American Express filed a creditor’s claim in the amount of $97,738.28 on Wednesday in Los Angeles. It is not clear what the charges are.
Prior to his death on June 22, the 55-year-old had an estimated net worth of $590million, according to various reports.
However, his estate was valued at just $337,000 – although his properties were not included in that evaluation.
Liz and son Damian are pictured in 2018 at the opening of the Dinosaurs in the Wild attraction in Greenwich, London
Liz Hurley posted a tribute to Bing on Instagram as news of his suicide spread, saying she was ‘saddened beyond belief’ while describing him as ‘a sweet, kind man’
The revelation comes as his daughter Kira Kerkorian – whose mother is former tennis pro Lisa Bonder – battles a $7million breach of contract lawsuit that was filed against Bing by entrepreneur Matthew Khoury in April.
Kira, 21, was made special administrator of her late father’s estate last month after she successfully proved she was his biological daughter.
The Century City building where Bing lived, with a police tent to the right showing where he fell to his death
And on October 1, Kamyar Vaghar, a former partner in several of Bing’s companies, filed a protective order, asking a judge to block a subpoena request from Khoury in his lawsuit against the late movie producer.
Before Kira was made administrator, the court also wanted her to get approval from the sole beneficiary of Bing’s estate, which was the Clinton Foundation.
Last month, Kira provided the court with a paternity test that showed ‘Stephen Bing (decedent) convincingly appears to be the biological father of Kira Rose Kerkorian.’
A chain of custody report, also obtained by DailyMail.com, revealed Bing’s DNA was taken from his body in the morgue – signaling Kira’s plans to contest the will.
The Hollywood movie investor, who received a $600million inheritance from his grandfather when he turned 18, had a will drawn up in 2001 that disinherited any children he may have had.
But despite excluding Kira and his son Damian Hurley with British actress Elizabeth Hurley from his will, Bing later formed relationships with both Damian and Kira, even fighting for them to be included in their grandfather’s trust last year.
Bing was first revealed as Kira’s biological father in a legal dispute between tennis Bonder and her ex-husband, billionaire Kirk Kerkorian, who was led to believe Kira was his daughter.
A private investigator dug dental floss out of Bing’s trash to get a DNA sample for the paternity test, Bing claimed.