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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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46.

Swtpea    

Charlie may be a whoremonger but he has a good heart

588 days ago
47.

Cashin    

Great to see his thinking about how his spending of his "extra cash" can be directly identified by the public as a better "life choice" than "the other" product purchases that have been greatly publicised in years past and present. Good Luck Charlie your acting abilities are admirable, your style of acting is unique and I hope your (mainstream) "good" choices out weigh your poor judgements previously published for the future generations to see. A great decision made !

588 days ago
48.

rose amaroux    

i have heard about mr sheens generosity a years ago when i lived in cerritos from a man that claimed to be his acquaintance but not a friend. the only thing could say is how nice and genuine mr sheen was and how he would do kind things without wanting credit for them. even when he was doen and needing more help for himself. i suppose justin bieber can assist the family with a blunt. after all papparazzi help people stay famous,

588 days ago
49.

Luke    

For a guy with a horrible rep, he's got a huge heart.

588 days ago
50.

SeeSomethingSaySomething    

Keep it up, Charlie!

588 days ago
51.

Daisygirl420    

He's so filthy... Yet so loveable. What a nice thing to do!

588 days ago
52.

Areader    

Charlie's a good guy!

588 days ago
53.

texaschickeee    

With all of his faults, he really is a good guy.

588 days ago
54.

Tmzfan    

Love this. Funerals are so expensive. Hopefully people will take his advice.

588 days ago
55.

taffy84    

The world needs more Charlie sheen's. That 12 grand must of taken a lot of weight off these peoples shoulders.

588 days ago
56.

Isatou    

This is a guy who doesn't always think about himself. He gives all the time to help others, and remember the more you give, the more you get. May Allah bless you Charlie.

588 days ago
57.

kim    

Winning!!!!

588 days ago
58.

LMT    

Think what you will about Charlie, but that guy has a big heart.

588 days ago
59.

Toilethead    

What an incredibly nice thing to do.

588 days ago
60.

jrcole    

charlie has earned my repect by rights justin bieber would have been the bigger man to offer this but God Bless Charlie Sheen for helping this family ,may he continue to be blessed since he does help people in need the ''lindsey''thing was alittle crazy but it came from his heart.charlie is a class act.

588 days ago
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