Steve Bing owed Amex nearly $100,000 when he committed suicide by jumping from the 27th floor of his LA apartment building, DailyMail.com has exclusively learned.
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 $590 million, according to various reports.
However, his estate was valued at just $337,000 – although his properties were not included in that evaluation.
The revelation comes as his daughter Kira Kerkorian – whose mother is former tennis pro Lisa Bonder – battles a $7 million 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.
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.
Steve Bing owed Amex nearly $100,000 when he committed suicide and jumped from the 27th floor of his LA apartment building, DailyMail.com has exclusively learned
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
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 $600 million 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.
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
Despite excluding Kira and his son Damian Hurley (pictured) 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, who established his trust in 1983, had long been a friend of the Clintons and was pictured with Bill throughout the years.
Upon news of his death, Bill Clinton tweeted: ‘I loved Steve Bing very much. He had a big heart, and he was willing to do anything he could for the people and causes he believed in.
‘I will miss him and his enthusiasm more than I can say, and I hope he’s finally found peace.’
At the time of his death, Bing was fighting a $7 million breach of contract lawsuit against entrepreneur Matthew Khoury’s company KRE Wellness, stemming from an agreement made in 2015.
The multi-millionaire committed suicide aged 55 in June, jumping from his 27th floor apartment in Los Angeles – days before the year anniversary of his 28-year-old girlfriend’s death
Khoury claims that between Fall 2015 and Summer 2019, Bing failed to pay ‘qualifying receipts’, and filed suit against Bing in April.
Kira said in court documents that she wanted to be made Special Administrator for Bing’s estate so she could fight the suit.
Bing died on June 22, just days before the one-year anniversary of his girlfriend 28-year-old actress Allexanne Mitchum’s death from a drug overdose, social media posts by her family revealed.
The couple had an argument, but Bing called and the two made up.
However, before she returned to their Palm Springs home she took what she believed to be a Xanax pill.
The pill was laced with fentanyl causing Allexanne to overdose.
She stopped breathing that day and was declared dead on July 3, 2019.
Allexanne’s aunt said that even before the coronavirus lockdown Bing was struggling with his mental health, feeling guilty over Allexanne’s death.
‘In March, shortly before lockdown, Steve, my mother, and I were to meet for lunch at The Bel Air. Steve called that morning and asked that just I come as he was not feeling well,’ her aunt Carrie wrote on Facebook.
‘I went to his apartment in Century City, bought him a bunch of groceries, and we talked for hours. He was questioning God, the afterlife, the meaning of everything and anything.
‘He got really quiet and his eyes filled with tears and he said… ‘And the guilt…’… I knew exactly what he meant.’
Steve Bing disinherited his two children Damian Hurley (pictured with mother Elizabeth Hurley) and Kira Kerkorian from his will, as Kerkorian fights for control of his estate that was valued at just $337,000, according to documents obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com
Bing jumped into the legal battle for his children and successfully fought the case, ensuring Damian and Kira (pictured with Bing and mother Lisa Bonder) would be beneficiaries
Last year, Bing’s father Peter Bing had tried to block Kira and Damian from being beneficiaries of his trust, claiming they were love children and should be excluded.
Bing jumped into the legal battle for his children and successfully fought the case, ensuring Damian and Kira would be beneficiaries.
In a tribute posted on Instagram about Bing’s death, Hurley revealed that she had been rebuilding her friendship with Bing over the past year.
‘I am saddened beyond belief that my ex Steve is no longer with us. It is a terrible end,’ Hurley wrote.
‘Our time together was 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.’