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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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31.

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.

560 days ago
32.

pattie    

Very very sweet and caring.;)

560 days ago
33.

Dajuice84    

What a nice guy

560 days ago
34.

helloitsme    

Very classy!

560 days ago
35.

Dajuice84    

Lets start a petition to deport justin bieber. All we need is 25,000 signatures so the gov can give it a look. Lets do this

560 days ago
36.

kankap    

I don't see how anyone could blame JB. He was not driving or in the car. As adults we need to be REASONABLE FOR ARE ACTIONS. STOP BLAMING OTHERS. Paparazzo are the only people who get paid to stalk/ follow you around and get paid for it!

560 days ago
37.

terri    

This is why no matter how much of a bad boy Charlie is you just gotta love him.

560 days ago
38.

Cheryl A.    

Thank you Charlie. You are a good man.

560 days ago
39.

LRT    

Kudos to Charlie!

560 days ago
40.

pattycakes not to be confused with pattycake    

Well once again he's proven how well he was raised. I believe philanthropy is a trait. I also believe the new age began 12-21-12. Just b/c his values and morals are 180° from mainstream America doesn't mean that he is not a good soul w/ money and influence. SHEEN 2016!!!

560 days ago
41.

Wrestlingmark00    

Why didn't Tmz help with the funeral?

560 days ago
42.

Saby    

Love Charlie. Sheen 2016 all the way! The White House would be better than the Playboy Mansion. We need you on the East coast Charlie!

560 days ago
43.

pattycakes not to be confused with pattycake    

Why didn't Justin kick in for the funeral. I hope they sue him in civil court. I don't know if it's a case. Anybody knowthe law?

560 days ago
44.

lynkel    

Good boy Charlie

560 days ago
45.

rick    

Sorta makes Miley Cyrus and JB look completely douchey by only caring about their "safety" in the aftermath. 12k went a long way.. Charlie, you are a class act!

560 days ago
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