Los Angeles: A paparazzo died last night while trying to take snaps of Justin Bieber’s Ferrari near the Getty Center in LA.
Popular US celebrity website TMZ reported that the teenage sensation was not behind the wheels of the car and that it was a friend of his who was driving.
LAPD sources said that Justin Bieber’s white Ferrari was pulled over by highway patrol for a routine stop. A paparazzo, who had been tailing the car, then tried to take snaps of the car but was told to move back by the cop on duty.
Standing on the road, further back, the camera-wielding man was struck by an oncoming vehicle. Details are still unclear but reports suggest that Justin Bieber may not even have been around.
Meanwhile, Miley Cyrus took to Twitter slamming paparazzo ethics in a series of tweets:
“Hope this paparazzi/JB accident brings on some changes in `13 Paparazzi are dangerous! Wasn`t Princess Di enough of a wake up call?! (sic)”
“It is unfair for anyone to put this on to Justin`s conscious as well! This was bound to happen! Your mom teaches u when your 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. (sic)”
Further information on the case is awaited and an LAPD investigation is underway.