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Macaulay Culkin's Sister Killed When Struck by Car


"Home Alone" star Macaulay Culkin's older sister has died.

Dakota Culkin, who sustained injuries after being struck by a car, died Wednesday afternoon at UCLA Medical Center in Westwood, Calif.

"We can officially confirm that the victim is Dakota Culkin," the actor's spokesperson confirmed to Usmagazine.com. "This is a terrible tragic accident. We have no further comment at this time." TMZ.com first reported the news.

Dakota Culkin, 29, was reportedly walking in Los Angeles' west side Tuesday when she stepped off a curb and was struck by a car. Suffering from massive head trauma, she was taken to UCLA Medical Center where she died the next day.

The LAPD are currently investigating the case, and no arrests have been made.

Culkin was born in 1979 to Patricia Brentrup and Kit Culkin, a former stage actor. She had six siblings, of whom the most famous is the former child star Macaulay Culkin known for the "Home Alone" movies, "Uncle Buck," "My Girl," "The Good Son," "Richie Rich," "Party Monster" and "Saved!"

Siblings Rory Culkin and Kieran Culkin also have a respectable film career of their own, and Quinn, Shane and Christian have all dabbled in acting.

Dakota Culkin most recently worked as an art production assistant on the 2009 thriller "Lost Soul."

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