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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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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.

466 days ago
62.

LISA    

I've always said Charlie has a huge heart. This will be such a relief for Chris' family. Way to go Charlie!

466 days ago
63.

Julie    

Love you, Charlie! You the man!!

466 days ago
64.

Jenn    

And you lousy Jackasses at TMZ want to call out Charlie as a homophobe

466 days ago
65.

Dee    

A very kind thing to do.

466 days ago
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Phyllis Trabucco    

Charlie u r a very kind person , God Bless you and thank u for being you :)

466 days ago
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Papichulo168    

Wow. Now I feel like a douche for calling Charlie a douche before. Faith in humanity restored.

466 days ago
68.

anony    

LOVE THAT CHARLIE SHEEN "POCKET ACCOUNT." And who keeps getting pictures of his checks???

466 days ago
69.

jewels1678    

Bieber should of done this out of respect anyway Charlie always loved you and this is just another reason why

466 days ago
70.

Too Smart for The Press    

Anyone wonder how TMZ gets photos of these checks every time Charlie gives money to someone? Or all the obviously posed photos in house of him and his kids? Hello people, Charlie is feeding them all this info to repair his reputation. TMZ posts what Charlie tells them to post. And they don't post what Charlie says not to post. He's not such a great guy. This is all cheap PR for him.

466 days ago
71.

BellaJ    

I wonder why TMZ didn't write any checks to help cover funeral expenses. LOVE that Charlie did that!!!

466 days ago
72.

Debster    

Charlie, you're my hero...

466 days ago
73.

Cheryl Caulfield    

Good for Charlie. Justin & his crew should have stepped up to the plate first and made a donation to the family. js

466 days ago
74.

cartel de sinaloa    

GOD BLESS CHARLIE!!! This dude is a real guy!!! Not like this other celebrites that r ****n *****!

466 days ago
75.

maria    

Class Act Charlie!

466 days ago
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