We just chatted to Steven Tyler ahead of his visit to SA next week and he totally invited us backstage!

VOTE AND WIN: You could win an iPad Mini by voting for your favourite local celeb in the Channel24 Awards!

Charlie Sheen helps dead photog's family

2013-01-10 22:12
 
Charlie Sheen
Los Angeles - Charlie Sheen is paying for the funeral of the paparazzo who died while following Justin Bieber's car.

The Anger Management star has paid a generous $12 000 towards 29-year-old Chris Guerra's burial costs, after hearing through a photographer pal that his family was trying to raise funds for the service, due to be held on Friday.

The 47-year-old actor told TMZ: "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.

Cash for a good cause

"As parents, we are all not supposed to bury our children. My deepest condolences to the families involved."

The kind-hearted star was shocked by the news that Chris was struck by a car on New Year's Day while crossing a busy road in Los Angeles, after trying to capture a shot of Canadian singer Justin's white Ferrari. Justin was not in the vehicle at the time, having lent it to two friends.

This isn't the first time that Charlie has used his cash for a good cause.

The actor gave his Scary Movie 5 co-star Lindsay Lohan $100 000 to help pay off her $233 904 tax bill, last year.

- BangShowBiz

NEXT ON CHANNEL24X

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
6 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Recent Gossip

Victoria Beckham shunned a private car service in favour of taking a train for a business trip this past Tuesday. Read More »

Kevin James' wife Steffiana de la Cruz is pregnant with the couple's third child. Read More »

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.