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Shaquille O'Neal to pay for funeral of teen who tragically died on Instagram

CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 25: A close up shot of NBA TNT Analyst, Shaquille O'Neal taking a 'selfie' on set before the New York Knicks game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on October 25, 2016 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)

CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 25: A close up shot of NBA TNT Analyst, Shaquille O'Neal taking a 'selfie' on set before the New York Knicks game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on October 25, 2016 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)

The family of a 13-year old boy who accidentally shot himself while broadcasting live on Instagram is getting help from Shaquille O'Neal to pay for funeral expenses.

"No mother should have to go through this," O'Neal said in a statement to 11Alive. "I can only imagine the pain that she and all of Malachi Hemphills family must be feeling. I just wanted to do what I could to help them at such a terrible time."

O'Nealfrequently helps out those in need, especially in the metro Atlanta area where he resides. He helped the family of a 5-year-old who was injured in a dog attack last month.

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