Charlie Sheen's generous streak has once again been brought into the spotlight. The former star of "Two and a Half Men," has recently donated $12,000 to the family of a paparazzo who recently was killed in a car accident while trying to photograph Justin Bieber.
A report on Jan. 11 from OMG! Yahoo! indicates that Sheen wrote "funeral donation (RIP)" in the memo section of the personal check he wrote to the paparazzo's family. The man was struck by a car and killed last week while he was trying to get pictures of Justin Bieber's Ferrari. This was the latest in what is being called "Sheen's generous streak."
After previous meltdowns and interesting sound bytes, Charlie Sheen seems to be taking on the role of the "good guy" in real life. A little under a month ago, the movie and TV actor donated $75,000 to the family of a girl suffering from a rare form of cancer. A month before that, he helped Lindsay Lohan out by giving $100,000 to help cover her overdue tax bill. Sheen had noted after paying Lilo's bill he was still awaiting a "thank you" text message. Fat chance that he'll help Lohan again if she doesn't show some gratitude!
So does this mean Charlie Sheen is done with his bizarre and often reckless behavior of the past? Time will tell, but his recent streak of generosity may be his way of clearing his conscious and paying it forward. Or, is it all a case of Sheen trying to get spotlight for his new show? You decide.
Sheen currently stars in the TV show "Anger Management" on FX, which begins its second season on Jan. 17. Roanoke viewers can watch the show on Cox Cable channel 57 on Thursday nights.