Joseph Gordon-Levitt's older brother dies
October 7th, 2010
09:20 AM ET

Joseph Gordon-Levitt's older brother dies

Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt suffered a loss this week. The “Inception” star’s older brother Dan has passed away. According to People, the 36-year-old was found unresponsive in his Hollywood home Monday. The cause of death is unknown.

Gordon-Levitt tweeted about the death Tuesday, writing, “My super hero brother @burningdan 1974-2010,” adding that followers could help “celebrate” his life on Gordon-Levitt’s website,, on which he also posted a message.

“BURNING dAN brightly embodied that bold beastly bliss sometimes referred to as ‘the creative spirit.’ He was my chief collaborator on the foundational incarnations of over the years and continues to inspire us ever the more,” Gordon-Levitt wrote. “He would absolutely positively insist that we not let this bad news deter us on our collective mission. That said, I might not feel up to it for a little while.”

Gordon-Levitt added, "Let's celebrate him, he's [expletive] awesome."

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  1. Janiecep Chasidyk

    There are some interesting closing dates in this article however I don’t know if I see all of them middle to heart. There's some validity however I will take hold opinion until I look into it further. Good article , thanks and we want extra! Added to FeedBurner as properly

    July 10, 2012 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  2. Gail Snail

    My condolences to the family.

    October 7, 2010 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  3. portalpunk

    I'm still a useless troll with nothing better to do than attempt to sound intelligent on these boards. I'm not. I'm just a self-abusing little child that still lives with my mommy and hides in the basement to avoid real people, especially girls. I also like to be the first one to post on a story so I can say FIRST and act like a moron. It makes my tiny little weewee hard.

    October 7, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Alison

    Poor JGL, it's horrible to get that call. My thoughts are with him.

    October 7, 2010 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  5. SaintPetersburg

    condolences to him but...unknown cause of death=drug overdose

    October 7, 2010 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |

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