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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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76.

Nvts    

A PRIVATE SERVICE??? oh, no, no, no!!!...Everyone is invited. Bring your cameras!! And make sure you take pictures of his grieving parents!!!....LOL........It is PAYBACK TIME~~~~~~~.....LMAO.

654 days ago
77.

ricosauve15    

Charlie Sheen is a crazy ass "warlock" but he's always been generous and kind. Winning

654 days ago
78.

tink981    

I have loved Charlie since the early 80's. I still remember the first movie I saw him in (The Wraith-1986). I fell in love with him then and still love him today. He has had his issues like all Hollywood stars, but deep down, he has always been a good guy with a big heart. I love you Charlie!!!

654 days ago
79.

Moment of Clarity    

Charlie needs to write an advice column, blog or book. His way of life teaches other celebs and the world how to really live. Long live the Warlock MaSheen!

654 days ago
80.

Laura    

Awesome, Charlie! I believe I'm starting to like you! It disgusted me how Bieber said bad things about this photographer, and said he lied about the weed--and he hadn't even been buried, which made it worse. And now we know Bieber is the liar.

654 days ago
81.

It's Dave    

Good job, Charlie. Maybe you do have a bit of tiger blood in you after-all.

654 days ago
82.

Mike L    

You can think what ever you want about Charlie, but at least he's not all talk like most people. He's always willing to put his money where his mouth is. Would be nice if more well off people were the same way.

654 days ago
83.

mebrat24    

Why didn't Harvey write a check?

654 days ago
84.

Luz    

And who's the bozo behind Charlie Sheen?

654 days ago
85.

billybob    

What a Bull! This addicted selfish whore monger has nothing else in mind as focusing all attentions on himself.

Hey Charlie, do something good for your OWN kids and stop living with prostitutes in your house, etc.

For all the retarded Sheen-Fanboys here: Charlie, the man with the di... er... heart of Gold, would give you any time some money if you just would ask him, instead of paying for some whores and coke...

654 days ago
86.

zelda    

I don't care what anybody says about Charlie Sheen, I like him. Charlie has more class in his baby finger than Justin will ever have his entire life!!!! Pap's are a big part of keeping Justin's career alive. Justin should have been cutting the cheque but he didn't. You had the op to show you are the bigger person Justin but Charlie, such a nice guy, beat you to it.

654 days ago
87.

Andre    

God Bless Charlie Sheen!

654 days ago
88.

moose with a J    

Where's Justin's check for this guy? Oh yeah he's a crappy Canadian wannabe American hip hop artist. Lets just ban the beib from the states. His 15 mins are over.

654 days ago
89.

kronz    

That warlock has a good, generous heart...way to keep it righteous, Charlie!!

654 days ago
90.

Retha Louw    

Hell Charlie! If you can give money away so EASILY LATELY send me some 2!!! SLOW DOWN!

654 days ago
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