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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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61.

LISA    

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

601 days ago
62.

Julie    

Love you, Charlie! You the man!!

601 days ago
63.

Jenn    

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

601 days ago
64.

Dee    

A very kind thing to do.

601 days ago
65.

Phyllis Trabucco    

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

601 days ago
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Papichulo168    

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

601 days ago
67.

anony    

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

601 days ago
68.

jewels1678    

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

601 days ago
69.

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.

601 days ago
70.

BellaJ    

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

601 days ago
71.

Debster    

Charlie, you're my hero...

601 days ago
72.

Cheryl Caulfield    

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

601 days ago
73.

cartel de sinaloa    

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

601 days ago
74.

maria    

Class Act Charlie!

601 days ago
75.

Luz    

Such a human being! I like him, always loved the Sheen family.

601 days ago
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