In the world of paparazzi, one image of the rich or famous can be like winning the lottery. But the hunt for that shot can be dangerous -- even deadly.
The incident brought the dangers of paparazzi's often aggressive work into harsh focus, and prompted some celebrities to renew their calls for tougher laws to rein in their pursuers.
However, at least one previous attempt has been stymied by First Amendment protections.
Authorities have withheld the name of the 29-year-old photographer killed on Tuesday pending notification of relatives.
In a statement, Justin Bieber said his prayers were with the photographer's family.
"Hopefully this tragedy will finally inspire meaningful legislation and whatever other necessary steps to protect the lives and safety of celebrities, police officers, innocent public bystanders, and the photographers themselves," Bieber said in the statement released by Island Def Jam Music Group.
Much of Hollywood was abuzz about the death.
Miley Cyrus sent several tweets, saying paparazzi act like "fools" and the unfortunate accident was "bound to happen."
"Hope this paparazzi/JB accident brings on some changes in '13," Cyrus said on her Twitter page. "Paparazzi are dangerous! Wasn't Princess Di enough of a wake-up call?!"