Justin Bieber sends condolences to photographer's family
- Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage1 of 15
- Photo: @JustinBieber/Twitter2 of 15
- Photo: @justinbieber/Twitter3 of 15
- Photo: AMANDA SCHWAB/StarTraks4 of 15
- Photo: Jeff Daly/Invision/AP5 of 15
- Photo: Veda Jo Jenkins/Rex USA6 of 15
- Photo: @Justinbieber/Instagram7 of 15
- Photo: JXC/WENN8 of 15
- Photo: RR5/WENN9 of 15
- Photo: @PMHarper/Twitter10 of 15
- Photo: George Pimentel/WireImage11 of 15
- Photo: @justinbieber/Twitter12 of 15
- Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage13 of 15
- Photo: Matt Sayles/Invision/AP14 of 15
Justin Bieber has reached out to the family of a paparazzo who was killed while photographing the singer's car in Los Angeles, insisting his "thoughts and prayers" are with the victim's relatives.
RELATED: Year in Review: Web Sensation 2012
A photographer spotted the superstar's Ferrari on New Year's Day when it was pulled over by police. The driver of the luxury Ferrari, believed to be a friend of Bieber's, was questioned by cops, and the snapper got out of his vehicle to take pictures of the incident, but he was knocked over and killed by another car.
Bieber has now sent his condolences to the victim's family, and has also called for "meaningful legislation" to restrict the actions of paparazzi.
In a statement, he writes, "While I was not present nor directly involved with this tragic accident, my thoughts and prayers are with the family of the victim. Hopefully this tragedy will finally inspire meaningful legislation and whatever other necessary steps to protect the lives and safety of celebrities, police officers, innocent public bystanders, and the photographers themselves."
Miley Cyrus has addressed the incident on her Twitter page, writing in a series of posts, "Hope this paparazzi/JB accident brings on some changes in '13. Paparazzi are dangerous! Wasn't Princess Di (British royal Diana, Princess of Wales) enough of a wake up call?! "It is unfair for anyone to put this on to Justin's conscious (sic) as well! This was bound to happen! Your mom teaches u (sic) when your (sic) a child not to play in the street! The chaos that comes with the paparazzi acting like fools makes it impossible for anyone to make safe choices."
Shailene Woodley and the stars of "Divergent" chat phobias and on-set injuries at the film's world premiere.Watch Video »
Tats for Love
From Heidi Klum and Seal to Ryan Sweeting and Kaley Cuoco, see which stars got tattoos for love.Watch Video »
Zoe's Cute Family
Check out Zoe Saldana and husband Marco Perego's cutest family moments!Watch Video »
From the once seemingly aloof bachelor to the now ever-adoring husband, check out George Clooney's transformation.Watch Video »
Katy Perry, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Lady Gaga all get an F on this week's Fashion OffendersWatch Video »
Chrissy Teigen cries over cheese, plus more of her funniest Instagram moments.Watch Video »