Belfast Telegraph

Sheen in toast to dead man's ashes

Charlie Sheen has closed a show on his tour of Canada by toasting the ashes of an audience member's dead husband.

After an hour of frenetic conversation between the troubled actor and comedian Russell Peters during Sheen's My Violent Torpedo of Truth show in Toronto, Charlie called out to the audience for a woman whose husband had died two years ago to come on stage.

Charlie, 45, said he read about her in a newspaper article.

The audience in Toronto's Massey Hall fell silent as Wendy Newman took to the stage, wearing black and carrying a vessel. Ms Newman told the show-goers that her husband died of a heart attack and the only way she got through her difficult period was by watching dvds of Sheen's former sitcom Two And A Half Men.

When she learned the celebrity was coming to her home city, she bought tickets, then posted a message on Charlie's Facebook page asking if she could bring her husband's ashes to the show and have Sheen raise a glass in honour of her husband of 19 years.

He did, but it was a glass of non-alcoholic cider, according to Peters, since Sheen has said he has put an end to his drinking and drug use.

"I think I can now send you off, Charlie Sheen is here now," said Ms Newman after giving a brief eulogy of her husband.

The show abruptly ended, followed by an incomprehensible video of Snoop Dogg rapping, leaving the audience unsure if it was really over.

Meanwhile lawyers for Warner Bros Television rejected Sheen's claim that he was in talks to return to Two And A Half Men. A letter from Warner Bros lawyers to Sheen's lawyer dismisses as "false" the actor's comments that discussions are under way to reinstate him.

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