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Paparazzo Chasing Justin Bieber's Car Struck & Killed By Oncoming Car

Paparazzo Chasing Justin Bieber's Car Struck & Killed By Oncoming Car

A paparazzo was struck and killed by a car while attempting to take pictures of Justin Bieber‘s Ferrari, according to TMZ.

The 18-year-old singer’s car was pulled over near the Getty Center in Los Angeles for routine traffic stop on Sepulveda Blvd when a paparazzo who had been chasing the car got out of his/her vehicle to snap pics.

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Police told the photog to move back as the situation was unsafe and soon after the photog was struck by an oncoming car and killed.

“While I was not present nor directly involved with this tragic accident, my thoughts and prayers are with the family of the victim,” Justin said in a statement.

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65 Responses to “Paparazzo Chasing Justin Bieber's Car Struck & Killed By Oncoming Car”

  1. 1
    andy Says:

    wowwza that’s nuts… they need to be careful… its become crazy

  2. 2
    katie Says:

    wow that’s crazy!!! hope this teaches a lesson to other papparrazi

  3. 3
    ricku Says:

    That photo was not worth dying for!

  4. 4
    JustinCrowe Says:

    Love my job, since I’ve been bringing in $5600… I sit at home, music playing while I work in front of my new iMac that I got now that I’m making it online(Click on menu Home)

  5. 5
    Vanessa Says:

    First Princess Diana and now this? The paparazzi is out of control. No one’s life is worth a stupid picture.

  6. 6
    Pernilla C Says:

    I hope it was one of those X17 douchebags Sandro Rodriguez or Felipe Teixiera. They’re always reckless and chasing the Biebs

  7. 7
    Princess Paparazzi? Says:

    @Vanessa: You’re a little off the mark …. it wasn’t Justin that died, so the comparison of the photographer to Diana is a exaggerated; although,the idea that the photographers need to stop hounding him is true enough.

  8. 8
    Diane Says:

    At least it wasn’t the subject of the photos who died this time.

  9. 9

    What a way to go

  10. 10
    Hmmm Says:

    @Princess Paparazzi?: Wow, and all this time I thought that a human life is a human life, and that even when a non-celebrity dies, that is a tragic event. It wasn’t Justin Bieber who was killed, so in the world according to Princess Paparazzi, it’s all good, right?

  11. 11
    Drinks Says:

    They need to make laws about paps following people while driving.

  12. 12
    Diane Says:

    This guy put his own life in danger. If he wasn’t stalking Justin Bieber, he’d be alive.

  13. 13
    African Girl Says:

    This is just so sad in its ridiculousness.

  14. 14
    Tim Gunn Says:

    There is a God !!!

    Now, how about direct lightning strikes for the remainder?

  15. 15
    Journalistic Says:

    The comments on here are kind of gross. The man was just trying to make a living. Paparazzi ≠ bad people.

  16. 16
    Rick Says:

    @Princess Paparazzi?: I think what Vanessa was trying to say was that there have been at least two incidents where people were killed because the paparazzi were giving chase. In the first incident, Princess Diana, Dodi Fayed, and Henri Paul were killed after the paps chased them into the tunnel. In this second incident, the photographer was killed trying to chase down Justin Bieber. I thought her comment was clear enough, and I think most posters would agree, but I am happy to clear things up for you. You’re welcome. ;)

  17. 17
    President Obama Says:

    I am President Obama and this is a outrage! he should have left that little school girl alone!

  18. 18
    SMH Says:

    @Tim Gunn: Now that’s just wrong.

  19. 19
    Sasha Says:

    Not only did he die trying to take a picture of Bieber, he wasn’t even in the car so he died trying to get a picture of a random person…brutal.

  20. 20
    LooseLipz Says:

    Very sad. Nobody should die in this way. The poor family of this young man.

  21. 21
    Arlene Says:

    @Journalistic: I agree. I do believe the paparazzi take their efforts too far sometimes to capture their photos, but the hate against them is really misunderstood. Most people act like the paparazzi do this for fun (hence so many people call them stalkers) when stalkers are people who do this out of some insane obsession. These paparazzi are just doing their job like any cashier working at the supermarket or any one of you reading this, they get paid. When you’re desperate for a job you”ll take whatever job you can get. I feel kind of bad that this guy got killed just to try to put food on his table everyday.

  22. 22
    Well.... Says:

    It’s tragic about the photographer, but I also feel very sorry for the driver who hit him. The officer told the photographer to move away from an unsafe situation, and the photographer apparently didn’t listen. Now the driver has to live with this for the rest of his/her life, and there’s a very strong possibility it was not his/her fault. Sad all around.

  23. 23
    Princess Paparazzi? Says:

    @Hmmm: Perhaps you need to go back and re-read the comment. Nowhere did I say that the photographer’s life was not valuable. I did say, my illiterate little friend, that the comparison is not accurate. Read and analyze before you type.

  24. 24
    Princess Paparazzi? Says:

    @Rick: I’m aware of what she was saying. The logic and comparison were flawed. ;)

  25. 25
    janey Says:

    From watching programmes about the paparazzi it seems theres huge money to be made at this game and the more exclusive the picture the more money they earn so some of the more ambitious ones go to extreme lengths to get what they want. This picture however was not one of them in my opinion. Very sad thing to happen to anyone.

  26. 26
    Just my opinion Says:

    @Well….: I agree.

  27. 27
    Just my opinion Says:

    @Princess Paparazzi?: How is the logic and comparison flawed? A number of people on other sites have compared the two incidents. They are similar in that people were killed because they were stalked by the paparazzi.

  28. 28
    sonia Says:

    this is real news or fake

  29. 29
    Ellie Says:

    @sonia: What?!

  30. 30
    May Says:

    @katie: They killed Diana and still didn’t learn anything.

  31. 31
    Kelly Says:

    @Just my opinion: Exactly.

  32. 32
    Susan Says:

    Such a sad shame. I’m sorry but Justin Bieber isn’t worth dying for.

  33. 33
    Toni Says:

    Yes – agreed that it is always sad for a life to be taken. But these parasites know this and still push things over the edge every day. I’m surprised (and glad) that no innocent person has been killed by them charging through red lights and causing dangerous traffic situations either through their driving, or walking around the celebrities cars on the road. I do not understand why there are no laws stipulating a safe distance from them to the celebs. Even more so – banning them from areas like schools, and playground areas. You don’t know if it is a pap or a paedophile/pervert.

  34. 34
    sharemelove Says:

    Wrong Wrong !

  35. 35
    Nora Says:

    i feel bad for the driver who hit him. can’t imagine how they must be feeling right now

  36. 36
    .. Says:

    of course he wasn’t ‘behind the wheel’ – I call bulsh<t – and in case you forget, celebrities CALL the paparazzi so the blame game is on both of them.. And for the people who are saying it's his fault.. well.. you need to either grow up or lock yourself in a closet until you're old enough to know right from wrong.
    Death is tragic so stop talking so much sh<t.. it's incredibly sad that someone lost their life for this.

  37. 37
    Answer Says:


  38. 38
    Lorna Says:

    @Answer: Did you have something to say, dear? :)

  39. 39
    Lorna Says:

    @..: It is very sad.

  40. 40
    Answer Says:

    Not casualties necessary, but when stupid people like you keep reading the blogs and make money for all the gossip industry. Enough said right? If you don’t care about Justin or Gossip or hate paparazzi, what the hell are you doing here on Just Jared??? People with cameras will not have a job if people like you unplug from the gossip, so to fulfill your empty soul with fashion, gossip and news because your life it’s so sad, the paparazzi and celebs are there for that a a whole industry of money that you probably will never make because all you do is read blogs. To make sure your brain is filled with ****. It was an accident just like many others that we see it on the news daily, but this time s celebrity and a photographer is on the news, so thats entertainment for you as well, sad, but true…If you don’t like all thr above go watch National Geographic at your TV, if you can afford cable of course…

  41. 41
    Josh Says:

    @Answer: Well, you’re out here too, bub, so I guess you just felt the need to deflect?

  42. 42
    Answer Says:

    For finding love go to dear….

  43. 43
    Jaisyn Says:

    @Answer: Something tells me you are not a Nat Geo viewer yourself. ;)

  44. 44
    Answer Says:

    I am part of this industry. Just the people that are full of hate and complaints need to listen to that. We make money out of this like CNN makes money out of wars. Difference? One is called Politics sections and this is entertainment. In this case, sad one. I feel sorry for the driver, the photographer, and everybody in the scene, can’t comment on the accident as I wasn’t there. Yes I do read all the blogs daily and got no problem with none of them, celebs, paps, or anyone. Just outsiders pretending they hate gossip and guess what? They are here…

  45. 45
    Answer Says:

    Yes I am….when I’m off work and want to watch the real life without money and learn more about nature.

  46. 46
    Kayla Says:

    @Answer: I get that the paps are just doing their jobs, and yes, they wouldn’t have those jobs if people like me didn’t come to these sites. But I also agree with Toni (#33) that the methods used to obtain the information is often extremely dangerous. There are too many stories about accidents resulting from people being chased by photographers.

  47. 47
    Answer Says:



  48. 48
    Paparazzi = douche bags Says:

    Paparazzi attributes = rude, selfish beyond words, classless, leech like, insensitive, mannerless, uncivil, pushy, relentless, merciless, uncouth, unlawful, nervy… Am I leaving anything out?

  49. 49
    Toni Says:

    I think also, that the good paps should oust the bad ones. Like the ones that take unlawful photos over peoples home fences, holding cameras under the skirts, follow the moms with their children, and especially the ones that heckle people – just to get a reaction off them. It’s no wonder that fights sometimes break out. I can imagine that if anyone of us was getting verbally abused by some stranger, that we would respond in some way. And Lord help the stranger(s) following and photographing my children. It’s these low life that make all the paps look really bad.

  50. 50
    Suz Says:

    Hope he wasn’t employed by Just Jared.

  51. 51
    Answer Says:

    @Toni: Toni, there being quite a few changes in the field of this business, not enough to please the civilians, but order is already in place and strong rules between the paps are being in effect, reason why many left the business. Sometimes things gets out of hand when you have 5 old school guys with 50K in photo gear to take a photo without being spotted and two dozen of douche bags with a best buy camera and a flashes shows up ready to scare children and the celebrity by snapping pictures 5 feet away from them. But things are changing slow and yes, we all pray for the law to be in place so we can go back in the days that we take the pictures without leaving our cars making the real candid moment, not disrupting civilians, not breaking laws and more important, not putting nobodies life in danger. Those folks with flash, blame one Photo Agency: X17! the owner that has pushed a bunch of illegal aliens how not to do the job right. a bunch of paps has being deported already and many to go as the old ones are really tired of the reality at the moment. We do not expected to be loved and we don’t care because people will always hate us, but they will buy People Magazine every week (work of hypocrites , but we expect to go under the radar as we always did. For those who hate us. We don’t care at all. We work in the mud, but we party in the clouds, we make 500K + a year the good ones. We rule the economy of this country. We are part of the 1% of the population that makes this kind of money, but need to be tuned up, so we can make it right and keep our jobs the way it was. The new generation screw us up a lot when we are very far away trying to get shot (Legally at the beach for example) and one idiot comes 10 feet close to the celebrity. We don’t make out day worth, our gear server to nothing in those cases as we use photo lenses that can reach a mile radius. But in a period of two years this will be over with, because the new ones we are kicking them out of the scene. They don’t make money and they are going to work in some other jobs. Our intention is never to pissed off anyone in their daily walking. But just make headlines and news. For everybody to read by the pool at Ritz Carlton or at Strabucks. Meantime, we can drive our Aston Martins in our day off and enjoy our mansions with hard earned money. Without us, celebs wouldn’t have enough exposure to get high pay to their movies. We all need each other. I hope order takes place and accidents like this serve as an example for everybody to realize that something is wrong with the ethics of this job. And for those who doesn’t like us. Get out of this blog: You don’t belong here! Go watch CNN! Best serve you!

  52. 52
    Tara Says:

    Some people (mostly girls) want to make of Justin a princess. I think that’s ridiculous. He’s a boy.

  53. 53
    Answer Says:

    @Paparazzi = douche bags: Yes: you: poor soul, like gossip and hate paps, probably are on xanax or klonapin because your life is too boring, live of unemployed checks payed by us. Had no education. The last photo agency sold in this business was acquired by Bill Gates for only 60 Millions dollars. We boost the economy. You: show your face: what you do for a living? Besides complaining in a gossip blog and telling you hate paps. No paps, no gossip. We are here the fulfill your empty soul and just to plain entertain you. Besides, for every click in this site, the owner gets money from Google and he will pay us for the pictures. Keep making us rich people with hi-end pay by posting your hate in here. We all love it!!!!!!!! For real! You probably sign up for disability and does nothing for a living. Go work. Our country is in deep crisis for crist sake. I am at the moment putting my pictures out as I did work today and I am very proud of it. You probably went back from Vegas and are waking up in a few minutes to commute with traffic to your daily job if you have one. We don’t do that. We cruise with music around town as tourists and we go back home with thousands of dollars worth in pictures inside our cameras. Most os us has degrees FYI, but attorneys don’t get paid as much we do, so we decide to switch business, for the good sake of our families, at the end of the day, we are normal people. It’s so ignorant to judge one group by the attitudes of a few….But that is part of the freedom we enjoy in America. You have your opinion, I have mine, and as long cash is flowing into my checking account and I am doing my job without bothering people, I can say: F you and what you think. If you’re here, you browse pictures and probably a big contributor of my “free gas” to cruise around town. Thanks for your support!

  54. 54
    Jaime Says:

    @Answer: I am not in the industry and know nothing about it, other than what I read. However, I believe that the majority of the photographers are like you – professionals who are simply doing their jobs. Given the volume of pictures taken and published, it’s clear that incidents such as these are the exception rather than the rule. NO ONE should be driving hazardously in the course of a job (or any time), whether they are a photographer trying to capture a picture or a business person running late to the office.

    As you pointed out, celebs need photographers – it places them in the public eye. And given the huge increase in the number of pictures we see whenever someone has a movie coming out, I suspect you guys are often contacted with “tips” on where someone can be found. ;)

  55. 55
    Dave Franco Says:

    This will never go way unless the govt steps in. Paps are crazy maniacs but they got a job to do. TMZ, Perez and this site feed the machine; this is a business to them.

  56. 56
    No_kung_fu Says:

    illuminati blood sacrifice?

  57. 57
    MJ Says:

    Marc Jacobs has been torturing a young a girl for 5 years and stealing her fashion designs, he is obsessed with her and he copies everything she does… read the details and see the photos in this article:

  58. 58
    Luke Says:

    I don’t really care. Paparazzi’ are bad people, they stalked and drove to madness sweet people like Britney Spears and kinda killed people like Princess Diana… so… whatever, he had it coming.

  59. 59

    It was Lil Twist..

  60. 60
    trent Says:

    unfortunatley untill people stop the crazy obsession over celebrities. some companies who own magazines or websites will still pay these guys to take pics of celebrities. according to the guys friend he wanted to be a paparazzi because it payed good money i heard some of this guys get payed from 500 dollars and more but i say its not worth to risk your life.

  61. 61
    You're right and wrong Says:


  62. 62
    urbigfatazz Says:

    @Tim Gunn: you are an idiot and coward hiding behind ur computer with such savage like comments… get help you need it , seriously !

  63. 63
    urbigfatazz Says:

    @janey: @Tim Gunn: you are an idiot and coward hiding behind ur computer with such savage like comments… get help you need it , seriously !

  64. 64
    urbigfatazz Says:

    you are all mostly misinformed , all the photos you see here on just jared the photog gets paid about 4 dollars… thats it $ 4 …. you can make more money working at starbucks these days. tooo many paps, too many digital camers and too many websites who don’t pay !

  65. 65
    nomi Says:

    this is very shocking news of his fans

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