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Damian Hurley sincerely reflected on a “difficult year” and detailed the mourning of his late father Steve Bing on the first anniversary of his death.
The multimillionaire, 55, committed suicide last June, jumping from his 27th-floor apartment in Los Angeles.
Speaking to Instagram on Tuesday, Damian, 19, admitted that while it is “terrifying” to speak publicly about grief, he thinks it is “sometimes necessary.”
Candid: Damian Hurley reflected on a “difficult year” and detailed the mourning of his late father Steve Bing on the first anniversary of his death (pictured in February)
Beside a photo of an orange sky, Damian wrote: “A year ago today my mother and I received devastating news.
“I didn’t know at the time how much that would affect me… We all love to show ‘perfect’ versions of our lives – to me, the idea of publicly discussing something as personal as grief is. terrifying… but sometimes it is necessary.
“The past year has been pretty darn tough – for everyone on the planet – and I think it’s vital to recognize that. It is not weak to struggle.
“In fact, passing to the other side is extremely strong. Thank you very much for all your posts today, I love you all Xxx ‘
Devastating: Millionaire mogul Steve Bing tragically committed suicide last June, jumping from his 27th floor apartment in Los Angeles (pictured in 2010)
Damian also shared a similar photo as he thanked fans for their support following news of his father’s death last year.
He wrote: “I try to answer as many of you as possible, but know that I will always remember your kindness. It is a very strange and confusing time and I am extremely grateful to be surrounded by my phenomenal family and friends.
Filmmaker and philanthropist Steve jumped to his death from the 27th floor of his luxury apartment building in the Century City neighborhood of Los Angeles.
Reflection: Damian admitted that he didn’t “realize at the time how much it would affect me” and that while it is “terrifying” to speak publicly about grief, he thinks it is “sometimes. necessary “
Damian was born after an 18-month relationship between the entrepreneur and actress Elizabeth Hurley, 55, in the early 2000s, before the couple broke up amid a bitter paternity dispute.
While it was reported that Bing had never met her son, Elizabeth also took to social media after his death to say that they have been getting closer lately and have spoken to the occasion of his 18th birthday.
Last year, details of Damian’s late father’s will emerged, including the claim that Steve disinherited his two children, Damian and Kira Kerkorian, due to it being drafted before they were born.
Close: Damian was born after an 18-month relationship between entrepreneur and actress Elizabeth Hurley (pictured together in a recent snap shared on Mother’s Day in March)
Love: Elizabeth also shared Instagram snaps from a romantic vacation with Steve after his death and revealed they were ‘close again’
Steve, who received a $ 600 million inheritance from his grandfather at the age of 18, had his will drawn up in 2001 – before knowing Kira was born and while Elizabeth was pregnant.
Kira, 21, his daughter with former tennis star Lisa Bonder, is said to be fighting for control of her estate valued at just $ 337,000, according to documents obtained exclusively by MailOnline.
Although Steve notes that Elizabeth was expecting a child, he states in his will, “Whether this child is mine or not, I intend not to provide in this will for this child (or any other child I may be the father) in this will or for the offspring of one or more children, whether currently alive or born subsequently. “
‘It’s a strange and confusing time’: Damian first broke his silence after last year’s ‘devastating news’ with another sunset snapshot shared on his social media profile
“I am immensely grateful”: he thanked others for their kindness during the “period of confusion”
The founder of Shangri-La Entertainment then formed a relationship with Damian and Kira, even fighting to be included in their grandfather’s trust.
Before his death, he had an estimated net worth of $ 590 million, according to various reports. Although his estate was valued at $ 337,000, his properties were not included in this appraisal.
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Return: Steve went on to bond with his two children, even fighting to be included in their grandfather’s trust (pictured with Elizabeth)