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Charlie Sheen

Cuts $12k Check

for Paparazzo's Funeral

1/10/2013 6:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Charlie Sheen is covering a huge chunk of the funeral costs for the paparazzo who died while covering Justin Bieber ... cutting a $12,000 check to the photog's family ... TMZ has learned.

We broke the story ... 29-year-old Chris Guerra died after being struck by a car in Los Angeles on New Year's Day while taking pictures of Bieber's car.  We're told Guerra will be laid to rest in a private service set for tomorrow

Turns out, Charlie is tight with a former photog who was friends with Guerra ... and got word that the family was trying to raise money to cover the costs. So Charlie, being Charlie, sprung into action and grabbed his checkbook.

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We contacted Sheen about the situation, and the actor gave us the following statement: "A tragic incident like this erases the line between the photographer and the subject. It's an unforgiving moment that begs us all to be human and work as one to prevent this in the future."

He continues, "As parents, we are all not supposed to bury our children. My deepest condolences to the families involved."

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136.

DaveT    

♪♫ I got shooooooes....they're multiplyin'....so I'm uuuuuusing Dr Scholls....'cause the odors they're supplyin'....it's electrifyin'! ♫♫
That's how one of my three sisters sang it back in high school 'cause she misunderstood the lyrics.
I like her version better than the orig :D

620 days ago
137.

Louis V    

If only the Rothschild's were as generous...

620 days ago
138.

tucker    

Charlie's got his demons, but he beats out 99% of Hollywood in the heart department. I truly wish Charlie well.

620 days ago
139.

Toallthehatersoftheworld    

Wow that's so nice of him I like mr sheen he may be a crackhead but he has a good heart

620 days ago
140.

Nobrows    

He does rise to the occasion.

620 days ago
141.

PT    

What?? Charley doesn't have expensive custom designed checks? They could have a watermark that states: "I'm rich, beeyotch!!"

620 days ago
142.

Lynn    

Damn I'm impressed what a thoughtful thing to do........

Where the hell is MY Charlie Sheen ?? Bills up the Azz, cant afford my Medications, or Utilitie bills now looking at a notice to evict so my son and I will be living on the street soon -- and all of the places your told to go for help don't do sh*t for you..... just tell you to go to another place. the best I can do is die for my kids at least I have the insurance policy paid up until March.

620 days ago
143.

John    

You know he has been a lot of things but also over the years he has been good like this and I can respect him for that...

620 days ago
144.

nan    

I am getting to really like Charlie ..and frankly really dislike the Bieber

620 days ago
145.

tarheel gramma    

I LOVE Charlie, party animal,porn freak etc. He has more empathy than most celebrities and is so generous.

620 days ago
146.

cassieOSOsassie    

Ahem...Can I get a check, that's all I'm sayin'. Nah seriously though, Charlie your a good guy at heart, love you dude! :)

620 days ago
147.

Seriously    

Charlie's actions lately, paying for the medical bills of the daughter of a police officer and paying for this photog's funeral have given me a new perspective on him. Thought he was just a douche before, but the guy's definitley got a heart. Good on him.

620 days ago
148.

YouDontSay    

How can I meet this Charlie Sheen?.

620 days ago
149.

BC    

WIN!

620 days ago
150.

Melanie    

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HELPING OUR FAMILY!!!!

620 days ago
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