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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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181.

Gigi    

Charlie, your worth is far more than Two and a Half Men. Thank you for your compassion. Crazy or not.....this act of kindness is far more than most in your industry.

546 days ago
182.

Sheens friend    

I have always been a fan of Charlie Sheen, He may have had troubled times, but haven't we all?! We are supposed to stand by our friends and family in bad times and good. I've let things get out of hand in my life with alcohol, But GOD was with me, and I know how it feels to be at your lowest point. It's not a shame to get that point, it's a shame to let yourself stay at that point. You have to be a strong person and ask
GOD to help and he will everytime! Thanks Charlie for your strenth and helping others with your kindness.

546 days ago
183.

HillBullay    

Charlie, cut me a check. I'm po, broke n lonely.

546 days ago
184.

Old Fart Fabulous    

He may be a crazy drunken nut, but he's good at heart. He seems to genuinely care.

546 days ago
185.

5Louie    

Charlie u got more class than all your big mouth haters. Keep it up friend

546 days ago
186.

BamBamBeastMode    

Charlie's the man! He also donated $1,000,000 to the USO (an organization that provides services that boostes morale and camaraderie for all branches of the military) a year ago...That's WINNING!

546 days ago
187.

elcompapopeye    

Probably he ran Hm over!

546 days ago
188.

Kingces    

Charlie is a Legit matha****et the rest are ****en losers and fakes

546 days ago
189.

matt444    

Charlie has his issues like everyone else, and people can say what they want about him but the guy has compassion and a heart of gold. That's why we love him. Very good going charlie .

546 days ago
190.

matt444    

Charlie has his issues like everyone else, and people can say what they want about him but the guy has compassion and a heart of gold. That's why we love him. Kudos to you Charlie...

546 days ago
191.

Eddie    

Thats the simple reasons we love you charlie. keep the z boys alive and tru sylmar

546 days ago
192.

FBI    

you're under arrest!

545 days ago
193.

Connecticut Sam    

Charlie is indeed a generous man. God bless him.

545 days ago
194.

ove    

For us as Latinos, family is very important , and charlie is 100% latino

545 days ago
195.

Illyssa01    

That's really nice of him :) Bieber seems like he could care less if not be happy about it or relieved that it happened...different people have different jobs and I am glad someone is considerate of this person's life being lost. Way to go Charlie Sheen!

545 days ago
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