Charlie Sheen has donated $12,000 (£7,500) to the family of the paparazzo who was killed while attempting to photograph Justin Bieber.

The former Two and a Half Men star handed over the cheque to help cover funeral costs for snapper Christopher James Guerra, who was struck by a car in Los Angeles while working on New Year's Day (01Jan13).

Despite being a regular paparazzi target himself, Sheen admits he was heartbroken by the accident.

In a statement, he says, "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.

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

The 29 year old will be laid to rest in a private service on Friday (11Jan13), reports