TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Charlie Sheen

Cuts $12k Check

for Paparazzo's Funeral

1/10/2013 6:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0109-charlie-sheen-chris-guerra-tmz
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.

0109_charlie_sheen_check_wm2
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."

290 COMMENTS

No Avatar
91.

Retha Louw    

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

652 days ago
92.

kathy    

Sure, it was sweet for Charlie Sheen to give money! But if i had tons of money i wouldn't do it, Why should we praise paparazzi's behavior by helping to pay their funeral, when it was their own damn fault they died in the first place?? Charlie is just trying to get a better image, since the crap he pulled, i bet you its not even from the kindness of his heart, he is just trying to get people to start liking him again

652 days ago
93.

Joe    

Charlie has a good heart, he has made his own mistakes in life, but he has never forgotten about others who need help and he's always there to lend a hand. We need more people like Charlie.

652 days ago
94.

w    

Charlie sounds awesome

652 days ago
95.

Netty    

Give me a freaking break!!! Oh so he cuts a check and now he's a great Guy?! Lets just forget about all the women he abused and other horrible things he's done. People are so naive nowadays. America was starting to see him as the douche that he is so he pulls this PR move to get back in everyone's good graces. No talent whatsoever. Give me a break. No wonder Americas going down. All the wrong Celebes and people get the praise. If you do something nice fo

651 days ago
96.

Javadude54    

I'm far from being a fan of Sheen but that was a classy thing to do.

651 days ago
97.

sirjay123    

why are people so negative Charlie's only human he made a mistake. that was really cool thing Charlie did good for him.

651 days ago
98.

Danielle123    

Sheen is really being extremely generous with his money. While i do not agree with all of them (i.e. 100K to Lindsay), it does show that he has an extremely good heart. People may say the photog's family didn't deserve it but at the same time, the man died trying to make money for his family. Should he have gone to that extent? Hell no. But these photogs know that they have to go over and beyond to get the money shot that they need for the big bucks to then bring home to their family. The family is now down one provider, and that, in today's economy, is tough. While I understand JB's frustration, these artists need to understand that they would be nowhere with the paparazzi and that is just a fact. I admit, some paps are just ridiculous in the extent that they will go, but this is essentially their job and their money. When you level financial security for your family with a rich pop stars "personal space" (especially knowing that you aren't the only person doing it), your family wins everytime. I just wish the paps would use common sense sometimes and not put their lives in danger because no picture is worth a life.

651 days ago
99.

AS    

Well....He's a good old soul.... Charlie, yer killin' me here.... ya' say and do really weird stuff and then ya' go and do this... Keep doing this... :)

651 days ago
100.

kuality79    

I will always have rspect for Charlie Sheen! Chris was a dear friend of mine as well. we will miss you bro!

651 days ago
101.

BlackChinese    

I love hearing things like this. Reminds me of when Johnny Depp spent 60K to buy his crew members jackets when it was raining

651 days ago
102.

BOBCAT    

Very well done charlie ,you do more for others than they do for you .

651 days ago
103.

Zarley    

And Charly's buying a stairway to heaven.All kidding aside .Those whores ain't cheap.

651 days ago
104.

AgentBlonde    

Charlie, you are the best for helping out this family to lay their loved one to rest. Steve, I'm sorry you lost a good friend, who was just trying to do his job. Such a tragedy.

651 days ago
105.

Dan    

Never been a fan of Charlie but I got to give him dues. He seems like a very generous guy that knows he is in a position to help people.

651 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web