The ruthless world of tabloid photography has taken another victim. TMZ reports that Hollywood paparazzo Chris Guerra was killed yesterday in Los Angeles, while tailing Justin Bieber’s Ferrari. The 29-year-old photographer was hit by oncoming traffic when, after seeing Bieber’s car get pulled over by police, he walked onto the street hoping to get a shot of the Canadian pop-superstar. Guerra had been tailing Bieber all day when he saw the singer’s car leave the Beverly Hills Four Seasons.
While Bieber was not present at the accident – his car was being driven by friends – the 18-year old released a statement today expressing his “shock and sadness” and calling for “meaningful legislation” to protect tabloid photographers and their subjects. No charges have been issued against the driver of the vehicle which struck and killed the photographer.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013