Tyler Perry Offers To Pay For Funerals Of Twin Girls Left In Hot Car In Georgia

Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter
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Tyler Perry has offered to pay for the funerals of twin girls killed after being left in a hot car in Georgia.

The 46-year-old actor, writer and director saw news reports of the mother struggling financially with the costs of burying her 15-month old twin daughters, and called his local news station at WSB-TV in Atlanta and offered to cover the expenses, according to ABC News. (RELATED: Tyler Perry Is Speechless After Bobbi Kristina Brown’s Death)

Director Tyler Perry arrives for the BET Comedy Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California, September 25, 2005. REUTERS/Phil McCarten - RTRPF50

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Authorities said the twin girls, Ariel and Alaynah North, died after reportedly being left alone in a their father’s hot car on August 4th.

The girl’s mother, Breal Ellis, was visiting in Atlanta at the time to see her sister who was involved in a car accident the day before. Ellis said she had been with them everyday of their lives, except that one day.

“I was with them every day and the one day I left…I just want to tell them I’m sorry,” Ellis said. “They didn’t deserve to die like that or to die, period, but I know they’re in heaven.”

The father, Asa North, faces two counts of involuntary manslaughter and two counts of reckless conduct. North has yet to enter a plea.