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Macaulay's Sister Dies

12/11/2008 12:43 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

UPDATE: TMZ has obtained an official statement from Macaulay's rep. "We can officially confirm that the victim is Dakota Culkin. This is a terrible tragic accident. We have no further comment at this time."

We've learned Macaulay Culkin's sister died yesterday after being struck by a car.

Law enforcement sources tell us Dakota Culkin was walking on the west side of Los Angeles Tuesday when she stepped off a curb and was struck by a car. The 29-year-old Culkin was taken to the UCLA Medical Center where she died of her injuries yesterday afternoon.

So far no arrests have been made. The case is under investigation by LAPD.


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My heart goes out to this young family losing one of its closet members.
A sister is as hard to lose as a brother, son, or in my case a nephew. Killed by a DRUNK DRIVER on February 9th 2005. It is still very raw for me. It does get a little easier, but it takes a very long time. some never get over the loss. Sam would have been just 20 on his May birthday. The 9th. "The Good Die Young" my Dad always said. I take comfort in it, that there is a higher purpose, and may be one day I may understand it. God Bless the CULKIN family for the days, weeks, months and even years ahead.

2140 days ago


My condolences to her Mother and Father, I lost my 18 year old son in an automobile accident, this is the worst thing any parent can live through. To the youngsters DakotasinHellHa, Rogerc, JakeD. You obviously have not had anyone teach you repect and common dedency. But for the Grace of God, it could be your parents grieving over you. You three need to get away from your computers and go to bed now like good little boys and girls.

2140 days ago

Carla Phoenix    

It's so terrible.. I still can't believe it :(
I'm a big fan of him since I was 12, and I've always liked his family.
My prayers and thoughts are with them..!

2140 days ago

Yes they DID hurt someone, actually    

Have you all forgotten this incident which killed 4 people on DECEMBER 23, EVEN CLOSER TO CHRISTMAS?? I know the family of one of those killed because the Culkins foolshly and selfishly propped open a fire door to save themselves and disregarded any and everyone else. Here is the info from I also feel compassion for Dakota's death, but let's stop the boo hoo ing about so close to Christmas and they never did anything to anyone when you see the FOUR families whose lives were ruined two days before Christmas.

Originally posted Wednesday April 14, 1999 12:00 AM EDT
Residents of a deadly high-rise building fire that broke out in the Manhattan apartment of Macaulay Culkin's family have sued their landlord for $20 million. The plaintiffs contend in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that the Dec. 23 fire damaged their apartments. They seek safety improvements including maintenance of proper fire alarm and sprinkler systems. No one in the Culkin family was named as a defendant. Four people died of smoke inhalation from the fire, and 22 others were injured. The fire was believed to have started in a wall-mounted heater in the Culkin family's 19th-floor apartment. Culkin, who starred in "Home Alone," recently moved out after getting married. The lawsuit names as defendants South Park Tower Associates, the building's owners, and New York Urban Property Management Corp.

2140 days ago

Vicki Q    

RIP, my prayers go out to the family. Didn't she play the little sister in the good son opposite her brother?

2140 days ago


Everyone complaining about M.C.'s ugly pic....ummm the last time i checked the dude is fugly. Go look on the web, all the same. So stop ur bellyaching.
And I can't believe Mila Kunis is still with this ugly ass...

2140 days ago


Don't damn people to hell for gad sakes. Read tmz and expect drama loving simpletons to say things to get people rowd up. Its obvious the nasty comment people haven't had something bad happen to them, but don't wish it upon them. Bad taste and horible jokes should be saved for drinkin around with your buddys, not on a post where friends and family of Dakota will read, and where sympathetic people may go to express their saddness. Don't be angry though, we're the ones that read a website that puts "Celebrity Justice" as a headline for a girl who was not even in the celeb spot light. We're all guilty of supporting a site that makes comments like these themselves. yes, me included.
My sympathy to all those who have lost someone, at christmas or any other time.
Ps. Watch igby goes down and The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys. Culkins have talent.

2140 days ago


if I remember correctly, didn't she play in " The Good Son" with him??? My thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family

2140 days ago


May GOD bless their family with some closure on this tragedy especially during the holiday seasons. I lost my closest cousin on 5/11/08 which was on Mother's Day. He never got the chance to say Happy Mother's Day to his mom (my Aunt) and he was an only child. Also the same day he was killed his son had turned 5 months. The Culkin family will be strong and pull through it but, it always get worse before it gets better:-( RIP, TIM 8/02/80- 5/11/08

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2140 days ago


How do you even know that the prick cares? He's probably on his phoney xtube account jerking off right now.

2139 days ago

doris maloney    

i have know Dakota for many years as i know the whole family i have pictures of her so sweet and kind you see my children went to the same school as the culkin family i know the mom and dad what a nice nice family and my heart goes to pat and her family i cried when i was told that she was killed she only a few blocks from my family so she was good freinds with my sons my prayers are with the whole family

2139 days ago

doris maloney    

pat i hope you can get intouch with me my name was doris maloney and my family and i use to live on 89th street and my children went to shool with yours the last time i saw dakota is when i took her to chris graduate i know you will remmeber my family patrick kevin and jason and their father was patrick maloney i am sick as to what has just happened
to your family she was so so sweet and so kind our family prayers are with you doris and family

2139 days ago


R I P Dakota Culkin. My sincere sympathy to the rest of the Culkin family.

2139 days ago


R.I.P Dakota :'( I Love The Culkins So Thats Really Upset Me..Deepest Sypathy To All Of Them..xxxx

2129 days ago
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