A film director who worked with Macaulay Culkin's sister DAKOTA before her tragic death has paid tribute to the Home Alone star's older sibling - remembering her as a "humble" young woman.
The 29-year-old stepped in front of a car in West Los Angeles just before 11pm on Tuesday (09Dec08), according to Los Angeles Police Department spokesman Richard French.
She was rushed to UCLA hospital with massive head trauma and died the following day.
Prior to her death, Culkin was trying to break into film production, and landed a behind-the-cameras role on independent movie Lost Soul.
The film's director, Dana Schroeder, recalls: "Dakota was very humble. She didn't want to get in front of the cameras, she wanted to work behind the scenes."
A pal of Dakota Culkin tells People.com, "She was very low key, but at the same time proud of her siblings. She was very close to MACaulay. They would talk frequently on the phone or go out to eat.
"All of us who knew and worked with Dakota are in deep shock. It was a total freak accident."
Culkin, 28, has five other siblings: Shane, 32, actor Kieran, 26, Quinn, 24, Christian, 21, and actor Rory, 19.