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Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Brother Dies

Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Brother Dies

Joseph Gordon-Levitt‘s older brother, Dan, has passed away unexpectedly.

Dan, born in 1974, was a photographer and fire spinner.

“BURNING dAN brightly embodied that bold beastly bliss sometimes referred to as ‘the creative spirit,’” Joseph wrote. “He was my chief collaborator on the foundational incarnations of hitRECord.org over the years and continues to inspire us ever the more. 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.”

“Let’s celebrate him,” Joseph added, “because he’s f—ing awesome.”

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Gordon-Levitt family.


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# 1

omg! im shocked!!! i was youtubing jgl a while back after watching inception and i rmb him tlaking about him on letterman/kimmel (i4got) and he seemd so proud/fond of his brother !!

i hope this piece of news is true (unlike those other celeb deaths),, cause this is really sad

RIP!

# 2

Wow, such a shame, so young…
May he rest in peace.

# 4

@hillary:
you hope this piece of news is true?? O_O

# 5

=O omg he was such a cool guy, im in shock.. all my respect to the gordon-levitts

# 6

they really look alike from those pics.
that’s really sad.

# 7
Rebecca Honey @ 10/06/2010 at 12:16 pm

My thoughts go out to him and his family.

# 8

Sad :( RIP

# 9

That’s terrible! Just a few months ago I watched all of his videos on youtube. He seemed like such a fascinating guy. They were really close. RIP Dan.

How awful. :(( I can’t imagine losing my brother. JGL seems like such a sweet spirit, and so close to his family. I’m so sorry for their loss.

Here’s Joseph’s full 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 hitRECord.org over the years and continues to inspire us ever the more. 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.

Watching this community blossom into what it has become never ceased to amaze him and me. We would regularly marvel at it and high five. Thank you all for that. There he is now pouring heaping hollowed watermelons full of love over each and every one of us.

So let’s celebrate him, he’s f***ing awesome:

See you real soon,
thanks again…
<3″

& also from Facebook:

Burning Dan, we will miss you.
you were a shining light for our entire community
and although I know you would want us to smile, dance, and flow
I’m going to take a few moments to be sad for your passing.

For everyone who has not heard, Dan passed peacefully and unexpectedly Sunday night. In addition to founding and running Flow Temple, Dan was a celebrated poi-oneer who constantly challenged our thoughts on both how the tools could be used, and what good you could bring to the world through your art form.

He was also an incredibly sweet soul.

When we have information on a memorial service, we will pass it on.

Love you Dan.

oh my goodness, so young D:
:’ [ may he rest in peace <3

chocolatecookie @ 10/06/2010 at 12:45 pm

thats too bad..he was on letterman or leno recently i dont remember which..talking about his brother and it was obvious they were close just by the way he talked about him..

I’m so sad about this. Burning Dan was awesome – such an incredible rare person. Take a look at his twitteraccount and various videos on youtube. A gentle soul. He’ll be missed.

So sad! He was so young!
R.I.P!
My prayers to Joseph and his family!

this really saddens me. RIP. You will me missed.

damn, that s sad

OMG…cant believe it…poor poor Joe:( sooo ******* sad:(

samanthar @ 10/06/2010 at 1:11 pm

omg, i can’t believe this. so sad r.i.p DGL

oh wow , i actually some him like a month ago at a baja fresh in west hollywood eating a burrito and also at the target above it. He was acting kinda weird though.

Sacha, 22 @ 10/06/2010 at 1:15 pm

very sad :(

sugarbabe @ 10/06/2010 at 1:15 pm

Poor Dan, poor Joseph; he was clearly very creative—–
my heart goes out to Joseph; RIP Dan

Does anyone know the cause of death?

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