Tyler Perry offers to pay for funeral of twin toddlers
Aug 10 2016 by Francis Osborne
Television and film producer Tyler Perry is offering to pay for the funeral expenses for twin toddlers who died after being left in a hot auto in west Georgia. Ellis said she had been with them everyday of their lives, except that one day.
Breal Ellis said she left the girls in his care so should could be with her sister - who had been in a vehicle accident.
WXIA reported 15-month-old girls Ariel Roxanne and Alaynah Marianne North were sitting in their auto seats and died after being left in the back seat of their father's SUV August 4. Fortunately, a family friend has raised more than $20,000 on a GoFundMe to help for expenses.
The twins later died at the hospital.
Asa North, 24, face two counts of involuntary manslaughter after he left his twin daughters in a hot vehicle.
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He is charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter and reckless conduct.
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A tearful Ellis, who was out of town at the time visiting a sick relative, told WSB she was grief-stricken over their deaths.
"They were the best thing that ever happened to me, because I lost a little girl in 2014 as well", Ellis said.
"They didn't deserve to die like that, or die period", she said. The filmmaker's publicist said he saw coverage of the events and was led to call the funeral home and let them know he would pay the cost.