logo
YouTube/The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Source: YouTube/The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Macaulay Culkin’s Poignant Conversation before His Sister Dakota Life Was Taken at 29

Esther NJeri
Sep 03, 2021
04:00 P.M.
Share this pen
FacebookFacebookTwitterTwitterLinkedInLinkedInEmailEmail

Losing a loved one brings on undefined pain and grief, and when Macaulay Culkin lost his sister, he was devastated. He, however, found a way to honor her memory when he named his newborn son after her.

Advertisement

Macaulay Culkin became a household name in the '90s when he featured in the comedy film "Home Alone," playing a young boy who was forgotten by his family when they went to Paris on a family vacation.

Culkin became a successful child actor while very young. Unfortunately, his career took a hit when his parents Patricia and Kit, started fighting over who would manage Culkin's fortune, which at the time was estimated to be between 17 million and 50 million dollars.

Macauley Culkin on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon |Source: Youtube.com/The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Macauley Culkin on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon |Source: Youtube.com/The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Advertisement

This back and forth forced Culkin into a stressful phase, during which he made some bad choices and got himself into drugs. After years of addiction, he made a resolve and got his life back on track.

At 28, however, Culkin suffered a loss he will never recover from - the loss of his older sister. Dakota was a year older than Culkin and the third of eight children. The 29-year-old was hit by a car when she stepped off the curb and onto the road in Los Angeles.

Advertisement

She had been rushed to UCLA hospital but succumbed to head trauma, which devastated her family. Emily Gerson, who managed the Macauley siblings, reported the family as being heartbroken by the loss.

Culkin met and fell in love with actress Brenda Song and earlier this year, they welcomed a bouncing baby boy.

Advertisement

Of the Macauley children, six - Culkin, Rory, Christian, Queen, Kieran, and Shane - have had roles in various movies. Only Dakota managed to stay out of the limelight. She was working as an art production assistant when she met her death.

The night she met her untimely death, Culkin recalls the conversation he had with her. He remembers that she'd had a roommate, and that night they had just watched one of Culkin's movies, "Party Monster."

Advertisement

She told Culkin that she and her roommate wanted to congratulate him on his role in the movie. Culkin had thanked her and asked her to go to bed. He remembered of the fateful night in 2008:

“I mean, look, I had that last conversation with her, and she told me to stay focused and enthused.”

But before she did, she went out to buy some cigarettes. That's when she got hit. His sister loved Budweiser, and every anniversary of her death, Culkin takes out a few bottles and drinks up to honor her, to mourn her.

Macaulay Culkin speaks onstage during the 2018 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on October 9, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

Macaulay Culkin speaks onstage during the 2018 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on October 9, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

Advertisement

Given his not-so-good past with alcohol, he says he wouldn't be getting too much into it, just a few drinks to celebrate his sister.

When filming "Changeland" in Thailand in 2019, Culkin met and fell in love with actress Brenda Song. Earlier this year, they welcomed a bouncing baby boy.

And in a beautiful gesture to honor the memory of his late sister, the two love birds named their new baby Dakota after her.

Advertisement
info
Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Advertisement
info

The information in this article is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All content, including text, and images contained on news.AmoMama.com, or available through news.AmoMama.com is for general information purposes only. news.AmoMama.com does not take responsibility for any action taken as a result of reading this article. Before undertaking any course of treatment please consult with your healthcare provider.

info

news.AmoMama.com does not support or promote any kind of violence, self-harm, or abusive behavior. We raise awareness about these issues to help potential victims seek professional counseling and prevent anyone from getting hurt. news.AmoMama.com speaks out against the above mentioned and news.AmoMama.com advocates for a healthy discussion about the instances of violence, abuse, sexual misconduct, animal cruelty, abuse etc. that benefits the victims. We also encourage everyone to report any crime incident they witness as soon as possible.

Related posts

Ashton Kutcher & Mila Kunis Use 'Poverty Backgrounds' to Teach Their Kids 'What a Dollar Is Worth'

April 15, 2022

Inside Ashton Kutcher & Mila Kunis' Parenting Strategy — They Only Bathe Them When They Are Dirty

February 07, 2022

‘Yellowstone’ Star Luke Grimes Keeps His Personal Life Private While His Wife Shares Snaps of Them as a Couple

January 25, 2022

Loretta Lynn ‘Loved’ Her Husband & Fought for Him Though He Called Other Women into Their Bed

February 12, 2022