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Russell Peters Offers To Pay For Brampton Toddler Victoria O'Dea's Funeral

04/24/2015 07:05 EDT | Updated 06/24/2015 05:59 EDT
Actor and comedian Russell Peters has offered to help cover the funeral expenses for Victoria O'Dea, the 21-month-old who was found lifeless inside a Brampton, Ont., home earlier this week.

Peters, who lives in L.A., has offered to help victims of tragedies in his hometown before. Representatives for the comedian have confirmed he is willing to help the tot's family financially.

Friends and family have already raised more than $12,000 for the funeral. There is no word on how much Peters wants to chip in.

Forbes Magazine ranked Peters number three on its top-earning comics list in 2013. Peters previously volunteered to pay for the funeral of 10-year-old Nicolas Gabriel, a Brampton boy who died in a townhouse fire in the summer of 2014.

Victoria's father, Frank O'Dea, has been charged with criminal negligence causing death.

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