According to TMZ, the Anger Management star donated $12,000 to the family of Christopher Guerra, the photographer who was struck and killed in Los Angeles while taking snapshots of Bieber’s white Ferarri.
“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,” Sheen said in a statement.
“As parents, we are all not supposed to bury our children. My deepest condolences to the families involved.”
Sheen wrote the check after being informed by a mutual friend of the photographer that the family was having trouble raising funds for the funeral.
This week, Guerra’s family spoke out for the first time since the tragic death of the freelancer paparazzo.
“We are a close family who are having to deal with a tragic event; we are trying to heal from this,” Guerra’s sister Chantel Brown told Celebuzz.
“It was upsetting when we read reports that Justin felt ‘harassed and stalked’ by my brother because he was just not that kind of person, if anything he was respectful of celebrities . . . Chris loved his work and he got on well with people; the singer Drake even asked Chris to start taking photographers of him because he really liked him.”
Still, the family is not blaming the pop star for the accident.
“We are not upset with Justin Bieber,” Brown said.
Guerra was hit by a 2007 Toyota Highlander when he was crossing a busy Los Angeles boulevard on New Year’s Day to photograph a traffic stop involving Bieber’s Ferrari, authorities said. The “Boyfriend” singer was not inside the vehicle at the time.
A private funeral will be held in Modesto, Calif. on Thursday.
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