Home Alone star Macaulay Culkin has named his newborn son with actress Brenda Song, after his late sister Dakota. What was Dakota Culkin’s cause of death?

Recent news reports have revealed that Hollywood stars Brenda Song and Macaulay Culkin have become parents. The couple welcomed their first child, a baby boy named ‘Dakota Song Culkin’ on April 5, 2021. The pair decided to name their firstborn after Macaulay Culkin’s late sister. Find out what happened to Dakota Culkin?

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What was Dakota Culkin’s cause of death?

According to a report in ABC News, Macaulay Culkin’s sister Dakota Culkin passed away in 2008, at age 29. For those who are wondering what Dakota Culkin’s cause of death was! She died after getting into a car accident. 

The accident had occurred on December 10, 2008, in Los Angeles, at 12:45 PM. During their investigation, the LAPD had revealed that the driver responsible for the crash, had stopped, rendered aid, and identified himself.

Upon further investigation, the detectives determined that he was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Hence, the LAPD concluded that no crime was committed. 

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Dakota Culkin passed away because of the injuries which were sustained due to the accident. 

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Macaulay Culkin’s siblings and family explored

The Home Alone star has a total of seven siblings. Macaulay’s father Kit Culkin, who was also an actor, had seven children with Patricia Brentrup, a telephone operator.

Dakota Culkin was second in line after Shane Culkin who is the oldest of the Culkin siblings. Out of the Culkin lot, Dakota was the only one to stay out of the limelight. The other Culkin children are Quinn Culkin, Christian Culkin, Rory Culkin, Macaulay Culkin and step-sister Jennifer Adamson. 

Jennifer Adamson was the daughter of Kit Culkin and Adeena VanWagoner.

Aside from Macaulay Culkin’s sister Dakota, all of his other siblings tried their fate in show business. However, the most successful one among the lot was Macaulay himself.

Macauley Culkin’s career & movies

Macaulay Culkin, who is 40 now, is best known for his role in the 1990s “Home Alone” movies. For a decade, he reigned as the biggest child star. He was only 10 when he got his breakthrough role in the first Home Alone film as Kevin McCallister.

According to ABC News, the child star’s net worth in the mid-’90s was somewhere between $17 million and $50 million. He was reportedly commanding $8 million per movie by 1994. However, his career came to a screeching halt after his parents and his manager Patricia started a legal battle, fighting over his personal fortune.