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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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16.

LK    

Way 2 go charlie !!!

597 days ago
17.

RedwoodPerch    

While Charlie is writing out checks for the funeral of the guy who thought Bieber was smoking pot... Bieber in the meantime is writing jokes about pot smoking for SNL.

597 days ago
18.

EasilyHard    

How much karma did that shave off?

597 days ago
19.

LK    

Dear Charlie Sheen
Have i got a sob story 4 u . Pls may I have a bunch of ca$h 2 ? Here's my # 1(xxx) 2 donate . tks Charlie u r the best !!!!! lol

597 days ago
20.

Dr Samuel Weiscrak    

Charlie is no saint but he's always a class act when it comes to random acts of compassion and kindness toward those in need.

597 days ago
21.

KanyeWest    

He's got the cash

597 days ago
22.

laura    

Charlie not that you care but this is why I love you! You are a good guy

597 days ago
23.

Edith    

Nice of charlie not a bad.

597 days ago
24.

QOSS    

Such a compassionate gesture Charlie has a huge heart. God bless him xxoo

597 days ago
25.

Cran    

Chas is obviously a good guy...generous to a fault. Good for him, some good press.

597 days ago
26.

CooCooKitty    

AWWW, CHARLIE YOU'RE AWESOME !!!! IF I COULD I WOULD GIVE YOU A BIG HUG & KISS,LOL WELL A BIG HUG ANYWAY!!! THAT WAS TRULY AN ACT OF KINDNESS. MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO ALL WHOM LOVED HIM,MAY HE REST IN ETERNAL PEACE.

597 days ago
27.

EmilyG    

for all Charlie's faults he is a SUPER nice and generous guy, it is really nice to see

597 days ago
28.

Mandy    

Good going Charlie!

597 days ago
29.

Cheri    

Just goes to show you a drunken whore can be a good hearted person, you have my vote

597 days ago
30.

Wowme    

Charlie winning again!!! If Bieber wasn't smoking, or talked about smoking, it would not have happened. If Bieber didn't drive in a ultra rich-type machinery and let his friend drives it, it would not have happened. Just think if his friend drove it and didn't make it home for another day. Bieber, your not winning.

597 days ago
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