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Dakota Culkin Dies at 29

Dakota Culkin Dies at 29

Dakota Culkin, the older sister of former Home Alone star Macaulay Culkin, died yesterday after being involved in a fatal car crash.

TMZ reports Dakota, 29, was walking in the west side of Los Angeles Tuesday when she stepped off a curb and was struck by a car. She died of her injuries yesterday afternoon after being taken to UCLA Medical Center.

Note: Macaulay Culkin is pictured.

Our prayers and condolences go out to the Culkin family and friends.

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Photos: Getty
Posted to: Dakota Culkin, Macaulay Culkin, RIP

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  • pete

    so sad

  • Anon

    That’s so awful

  • Anon

    That’s so awful

  • Leah

    Oh no, that’s horrible :(

  • http://youtubecom/priincessaiisha AishaLovesJustJared

    TMZ? What a reliable source!

  • Gail

    oH how terrible!! condolences. :(

    I live on the West side..lately..drivers are crazy in L.A.

  • X

    that’s sad. my condolences to the family.

  • lulu

    Sad, Is that a drunk driver ?

  • Lynn

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the Culkin Family

  • alexa b


  • Maria (Shorty)

    If this is indeed true, my heart goes out to All the family. This is just awful.

  • adrianna

    who is she?

  • Tealeaf

    That’s terrible …RIP

  • http://justjared not impressed


  • Veselka

    sooo sad :( :( :(

  • Pedro

    It’s sad indeed, but it’s incredible that the picture you posted with this news is in fact a picture of a popular Spanish comedian, JoaquĆ­n Reyes, doing a Macaulay Culkin impersonation for his show “Muchachada Nui”, and not Dakota Culkin. Here’s the proof:

    Terrible mistake, Just Jared, terrible.

  • tana

    That’s sad!

  • ina

    You should take that picture down, please!

    My condolences to the family!

  • ina

    You should take that picture down, please!

    My condolences to the family!

  • Pedro
  • g!rocks


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  • g!rocks

    baby photo of shane & dakota culkin

  • g!rocks
  • jack

    this is just a website; pictures get posted erroneously all the time. please don’t forget that the car did not run her over on the sidewalk. she stepped into oncoming traffic. if not a celebrity, we wouldn’t care now would we.

  • athena

    Wow, heartfelt condolences goes out to the Culkin family. May she rest in peace.

    #25, Jack, so are you suggesting it was a suicide?

  • athena

    Thanks Pedro, #16, I was thinking how *interesting* she looked in that photo…now, I know that’s not her. Thanks.

  • Lisa

    Here is the real Dakota Culkin.

  • Lisa
  • desiree

    Oh my god! Thats so fucking tragic. 29 yrs old?
    I couldn’t believe it wen I read it.
    condolences to all culkins.

  • desiree

    btw. thats not her in the pic, man? w haat the hell?

  • maggie

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the Culkin Family

  • broken toy


  • Lainey

    Adrianna if you knew how to read you would know who she is because it clearly says it in the description.

    Jack the car did hit her, she obviously made a mistake when she stepped on the curb, it could happen to anyone. She wasn’t a celebrity, she was the sibling of one and people obviously do care, like her family and friends so speak for yourself and stop being so insensitive.

    Broken Toy there is nothing funny about this. You are sick. From your attitude you can expect people laughing at you if the same thing happens to you, karma.

  • oli

    yeah, pedro is right, that picture is from muchachada nui, i was laughing instead of being sad

  • Fred

    Oli, there is nothing funny about this. I agree that the picture should be taken down, too.

  • Fred

    Lulu, that isn’t a picture of a drunk photo but of a comedian doing a Macaulay Culkin impersonation. Dakota Culkin wasn’t driving, she was walking.

  • Fred

    I meant to say this isn’t a picture of a drunk driver. **

  • rossy40

    My sincere condolences to the family.

    It’s not always a “drunk driver” – As a driver & pedestrian, I’m very aware of what 1 wrong move can bring about. I will recount 2 situations that have happened to me as both.

    Driving – While driving down a main street to go into a shopping mall parking lot, a group of teenagers (early 20′s?) where standing at a bus stop. As I drove close, 1 guy shoved another guy who then stumbled out onto the road – If I HADN’T swerved in reflex… Well, thank God for reflexes! What REALLY irked me was the finger I got from them (the guy who did the pushing). I stopped, got out & was ready to go tell them what for. A couple of bikers (BIG GUYS) did it for me. They’d witnessed it, waved me away & lit into those idiots for playing “games” when vehicles are driving by with NO WAY of STOPPING IN TIME.

    Pedestrian – Like above, I have seen people walking on sidewalks suddenly step off to cross the road. Drivers are supposed to know when that’s going to happen – Sorry, but it doesn’t. Some awareness does come with experience… anticipating the car ahead of about to stop without warning so you slow down… a cyclist/car coming out of a parking lot/side road without stopping makes you swerve…

    I could go on all day, but I won’t. Suffice it to say, DUE CARE & CONSIDERATION MUST BE USED ON BOTH SIDES for BOTH DRIVERS & PEDESTRIANS TO BE SAFE. It’s really a matter of common sense.


  • bella

    That is horrible to hear.
    I am sure you must have a better pic than that.

  • Mario

    What do you expect to happen if you jump into oncoming traffic.


    My prayers and condolences go out to them.


    My prayers and condolences go out to them.

  • Liz

    Mario, she didn’t jump onto oncoming traffic. Where does it say that? It says she stepped off of the curb. It could have happened to anyone. It was obviously an accident, stop being so insensitive.

    Bella, that isn’t a picture of her, but of a comedian.

  • Tha

    thats.. a woman? really?

  • Fred

    Tha, that isn’t her. That’s a male comedian. The picture isn’t of her, it’s been said many times.

  • TaylorSwiftfan


    That picture is something I’d expect from perezhilton, not you.

  • MickeyMike

    This is so terrible, my condolences and deepest sympathy to the family.

  • vera

    R. I. P.

  • gaby

    so sad:(( condolences:(…