Liz Hurley’s heartbreak after ex’s tragic death

“I am saddened beyond belief"
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British actress Liz Hurley has spoken out after the tragic news of her ex Steve Bing’s untimely death.

WATCH: Liz Hurley’s son Damien makes a cameo on The Royals. 

News broke yesterday that the 55-year-old real estate heir had sadly passed away in Los Angeles, where he was living at the time.

The American businessman, philanthropist and film maker was best known for movies Kangaroo Jack and Get Carter.

Liz and Steve dated for a year and a half between 2000 and 2002 during which she fells pregnant with their son, Damien.

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Liz and Steve dated for just 18 months. (Credit: Instagram)

The couple split amid a bitter paternity battle which involved a court-ordered DNA test to prove he was the father.

While their relationship came to a tumultuous end, Liz reveals they had recently reconnected.

“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,” Liz wrote.

“In the past year we had become close again. We last spoke on our son’s 18th birthday.

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Liz admitted she “saddened beyond belief” about Steve’s death. (Credit: Instagram)

The 55-year-old went on to say she was devastated by the news.

“I am saddened beyond belief that my ex Steve is no longer with us. It is a terrible end.”

Their son, Damien, has also spoken out briefly about his late father’s passing.

“This is a very strange and confusing time and I’m immensely grateful to be surrounded by my phenomenal friends and family,” he wrote.

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Damien and mum Liz are “best friends”. (Credit: Instagram)

Steve went through a similar paternity battle with tennis player Lisa Bonder over their daughter Kira Kerkorian. While it is believed he was not close with either of his children it is said he did support them financially.

A slew of Steve’s high-profile friends have also spoken out about the tragic loss.

Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger said: ‘It’s so sad to hear of Steve Bing’s passing. He was such a kind and generous friend and supported so many good and just causes. I will miss him very much.’ 

Meanwhile, former president 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.”

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