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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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1.

brainscan    

Charlie's a good guy at heart

562 days ago
2.

blueyes    

Charlie may have his issues sometimes but the Guy has a big Heart. This isn't the first time he's helped out people. He's been doing it for years quietly.

562 days ago
3.

bukibby    

Charlie is such a generous man!

562 days ago
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awards    

Way to go Charlie! Doing good deeds is an excellent example to us all, eh?

562 days ago
5.

Ashley     

We can say whatever we want Charlie sheen
Gets it..
This is what life is about, giving back..
No hate, just love and giving back..
The world will be a better place if more people
Had good hearts and good intentions.....
Kudos to you, sheen...

562 days ago
6.

tleeg    

The Warlock is a pretty cool guy.

562 days ago
7.

AC Robinson    

Many drug abusers are highly, extraordinarily sensitive personality types. Charlie seems to fall into that category.

562 days ago
8.

just because    

true gentleman

562 days ago
9.

just because    

makes justin bieber n lil twist look like greedy fame whore douchebags

561 days ago
10.

BB not bb    

The guy is so rich it is like he is flipping a quarter to a bum, but it is still cool that he cares. I think the truth sets you free and since he has stood for the truth in exposing 9/11 and in his problems with Two and a Half Men, he has the integrity to care about other people as well.


For all of his disgusting sleaziness, he still has some good qualities and a good heart. He keeps doing these selfless acts of kindness, and that makes him a better person.

561 days ago
11.

hmmmm    

way to go charlie

561 days ago
12.

bd    

Finally - a caring public gesture for the family of this young photographer. Until now, this story has been Hollywood at its most crass.

561 days ago
13.

Reg    

Love ya Carlos, Philanthrophy suits you.
However I would not gift any more money to the "Lohan Brand' . bastards cannot even say thank you.

561 days ago
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Susan62509    

This was a nice gesture from Charlie Sheen and he has the intelligence and compassion to realize the photog's family is hurting deeply. Beiber can't even extend a R.I.P.

561 days ago
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~catty~    

Interesting that Hollywood's 'bad boy' is the one and only star to help out this family...good for him!! Good deeds never go unrecognized. Perhaps he can relate to what it's like to be an underdog. Regardless, kudos to Charlie for helping this family say farewell to their loved one without having to worry about $$ at this tragic time!

561 days ago
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