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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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DaveT    

He does make some important points, it's easy to get caught up in the craziness of it all and not feel too sorry for intrusive slanderous entities such as paparazzi when something happens to them, but at the end of the day they're still people and still have families and Charlie made an important point on the sadness of parents who have to bury their kids, it's got to be one of the worst situations imaginable

465 days ago
122.

kim    

VERY NICE OF YOU CHARLIE...

465 days ago
123.

go home!    

Wow, good going Charlie!! That was a lovely thing to do for the FAMILY of this person. Of course Bieber didn't donate any money, he went and partied the next night. The little shyte should have paid for the entire funeral...and I don't even like paparazzi.

465 days ago
124.

MJ    

He's a bit of a whackadoo, but he has heart!

465 days ago
125.

Becky    

Chris Guerra is the Nephew of Carol Freeman Guerra, one of my fb friends. Chris was killed crossing the street in Los Angeles a few days ago. TMZ initially reported about Chris in a derogatory way because he is what is known as a paparazzo.

Chris was a good guy and respected the privacy of the people he photographed.

TMZ did not in this article recant it's unwelcome remarks to the world about him and to his family in this article; however, they did report on this good deed to help Chris' family with his final arrangements.

Fess up TMZ that you were unnecessarily cruel and inhuman to Chris' family for reporting untrue statements about Chris' character and professionalism!

465 days ago
126.

Roxanne Ende    

Charlie Sheen , his Dad, Martin Sheen, and all of the family are wonderful, generous people! God Bless You, Charlie, for helping out!

465 days ago
127.

Truth    

ANOTHER REASON WHY JUSTIN BIEBER IS A C*NT PUNK BITCH!! IN THIS CASE CHARLIE IS THE #WINNER. #TRUTH!!

465 days ago
128.

SunsetBeauty    

This **** doesn't even sound like something Charlie would say lol

465 days ago
129.

litman84    

How much did the punks bieber and twist (as in "twist one up") donate????? Nothing , the jerks. Way to go Charlie!!

465 days ago
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maria j. hawk    

Charlie, you amaze, you have such a kind heart, I truly believe you would give the shirt off your back to someone if needed....your a gifted actor, amazing father, may God Bless You always...stay strong.....

465 days ago
131.

cecilia tizio    

Charlie has been very generous, he paid Lindsay's taxes and now the funeral for this guy, God bless him with much more

465 days ago
132.

Veronica Hidalgo    

I wonder how much Bieber sent the family?

465 days ago
133.

p    

Good for Charlie. Say what you want about the guy. Yes, he parties hard, dates porn stars, but who cares its HIS life. He has done this many times before, and everytime I read about it I am amazed. Money or no Money it takes a special type of person to just dish out cash like this. If you had a baziliion dollars would you help people you dont know?

465 days ago
134.

tamara    

Charlie is a good guy, just got mixed up with addiction. Good for you Charlie!

465 days ago
135.

Kris Jenner and Kim K = money hungry plastic sellouts.    

Charlie, you're awesome.

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