Steve Bing, philanthropist, film producer and prominent Democratic political donor whose producing credits included "The Polar Express" and "Get Carter," died Monday.
Bing, 55, fell to his death from a high-rise building in Century City, according to a law enforcement source who was not authorized to comment. Foul play is not suspected, the source said.
A spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department said it responded to a call around 1 p.m. regarding the death of a man in his 50s in the 10000 block of Santa Monica Boulevard in Century City. The site is a 40-floor luxury apartment complex called Ten Thousand.
"This is the only information we have at this time," said Capt. Gisselle Espinoza, an LAPD spokeswoman.
Known to be media-shy, the real estate scion was a Harvard Westlake graduate who inherited a $600-million fortune at the age of 18.
Bing, a major Democratic donor and a friend of President Bill Clinton, went on to Stanford but dropped out in his junior year to pursue filmmaking.
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