Nicole Kidman a day of grief: Friend’s star Steve Bing and mentor Joel Schumacher die

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It was a day of grief for Nicole Kidman as her friend Steve Bing and former mentor to Joel Schumacher died within 24 hours of each other.

On Tuesday morning, it was reported by TMZ that filmmaker and philanthropist Bing jumped to his death from the 27th floor of a City Century building district in Los Angeles on Monday evening.

Kidman, 53, and Bing – who was 55 at the time of his death, enjoyed a close friendship from 2004 to 2005.

The pair are said to have spent time together at a New York dinner chain, and have also been spotted at the Polo Lounge in Beverly Hills, as well as Trader Vic restaurant in Los Angeles.

While it was thought Kidman and Bing were romantically linked to both, the Oscar-winning publicist strongly denied.

“No, they are not an element. They are and have always been good friends, ’Kidman, the rep clarified at the time.

Emotional: It was a day of grief for Nicole Kidman as her friend Steve Bing and former mentor to Joel Schumacher died within 24 hours of each other. Kidman is pictured with Bing in Sydney on March 12, 2005

In March 2005, Kidman was seen showing American businessman Bing the sights of Sydney while he was in town on business.

Their friendship emerged after Kidman’s divorce from actor Tom Cruise in 2001, and Bing’s on-yet-off-again romance with British actress Elizabeth Hurley.

Hurley met Bing in 2000, and they had been together for less than a year. She informed him after they separated that he was the father of her son, Damian, now 18 years old.

Bing first challenged Hurley to claim he was the father, but a DNA test later proved otherwise.

Tragic: on Tuesday morning, it was reported that filmmaker Bing had jumped to his death from the 27th floor of a City Century building district in Los Angeles on Monday. Pictured: Kidman and Bing in Sydney on March 12, 2005

Tragic: Tuesday morning, it was reported that filmmaker Bing jumped to his death from the 27th floor of a City Century building district in Los Angeles on Monday. Pictured: Kidman and Bing in Sydney on March 12, 2005

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Relationship: Kidman, 53, and Bing enjoyed close friendship, from 2004 to 2005. While it was thought that they were romantically linked at the same time, the Oscar-winner publicist strongly denied. Pictured: Kidman and Bing in Sydney on March 12, 2005

Previously: Their friendship emerged as a result of Bing's on-off relationship with British actress Elizabeth Hurley broke up. Hurley informed Bing after they separated that he was the father of his son, Damian, now 18 years old. Damian and Elizabeth are pictured in London on February 13, 2018

Previously: Their friendship emerged as a result of Bing’s on-off relationship with British actress Elizabeth Hurley broke up. Hurley informed Bing after they separated that he was the father of his son, Damian, now 18 years old. Damian and Elizabeth are pictured in London on February 13, 2018

Sources told TMZ on Monday that Bing had been “depressed” about being isolated during the coronavirus pandemic, but it is unclear whether this had anything to do with his suicide. By the time Steve died, he was worth $ 590million.

Meanwhile, shortly before Bing’s tragic news casually emerged, Kidman mourned the death of his friend, director Joel Schumacher.

Taking to her Instagram Stories on Tuesday morning, the star revealed that she was “heartbroken” over the death of the visionary Hollywood who exploded to glory in the 1995 film’s huge success Batman Forever.

‘Joel was a friend of intelligence, compassion and humor – a director with a sparkle in his eyes, an upbringing of the mind and lots of stories to tell. We will miss him, ’Kidman wrote.

Struggles: Sources told TMZ on Monday that Bing had been

Struggles: Sources told TMZ on Monday that Bing had been “depressed” about being isolated during the coronavirus pandemic, but it is unclear if this had anything to do with his suicide. Pictured in Beverly Hills on March 7, 2013

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“I’m Heartbroken”: Shortly before the tragic news of Bing casually emerged, Kidman mourned the death of his friend, director Joel Schumacher

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