Top Stories

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.


Burning Dan – I’m Gonna Change Your World
Just Jared on Facebook
Credit: HRC; Photos: WENN
Posted to: Dan Gordon-Levitt, Joseph Gordon Levitt, RIP

JJ Links Around The Web

Getty
  • Ricky Martin and fiance Jwan Yosef go shirtless in Mexico - TMZ
  • Justin Bieber is not moving to Amsterdam - Gossip Cop
  • Austin Butler shows off his buff biceps while leaving the gym - Just Jared Jr
  • Teen Mom's Amber Portwood slams MTV for editing of reunion show fight - Radar
  • Matt Damon speaks out against allegations of his new film being "whitewashed" - Lainey Gossip
  • Jennifer Lopez just added tons of new dates to her Vegas residency - The Hollywood Reporter
  • hillary

    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!

  • nepenthes

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

  • http://Twitter.com/tunaaeverynight L

    RIP <3

  • sea

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

  • annabelle

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

  • mailey

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

  • Rebecca Honey

    My thoughts go out to him and his family.

  • Jessie

    Sad :( RIP

  • Kirsten

    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.

  • eileener

    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.

  • R.I.P

    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.

  • http://www. V

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

  • chocolatecookie

    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..

  • Nadia M.

    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.

  • sheigh

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

  • em

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

  • gaeljet

    damn, that s sad

  • eyda

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

  • samanthar

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

  • mahgee

    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

    very sad :(

  • sugarbabe

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

  • amy

    OMG

  • jobe

    Does anyone know the cause of death?

  • emily

    rip, dan.

  • Music 101

    Thats so very sad, especially because he was so young! My thoughts and prayers go out to Joseph and his family. R.I.P. Burning Dan.

  • Dee

    I just heard this and was like nooo! That’s so sad. I hope Joe and his family are doing well. RIP Burning Dan he was cool.

  • http://entertainmentalley.com N.

    Sorry to hear about Joe’s brother. Hope that his family is doing OK. RIP.

  • lovelydee

    R.I.P this is so sad.
    My prayers go out to him
    and his family and I heard
    it was a drug overdose.

  • rossy40

    My cousin in Australia liked fire dancing too – for fun & exercise. He would always end his “workouts” by breathing fire; scared the HELL out of those watching him. His routines varied from fast to slow & back again, lasting between 5 to 10 minutes once or twice a day. Healthy as a horse too… One day last year he was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor & carried on as long as he could doing everything he loved & being with his family. Sad as losing him at 39 was, we all wish he would have allowed himself to be filmed “Fire-Dancing”.
    -
    My sincerest condolences to his family & friends.

  • Opal26

    God bless the Gordon-Levitt family.

  • http://xxlmaroc.blogspot.com xxl maroc

    My heart goes out to Joseph Gordon-Levitt and his family as well as all of Dan’s friends. You have my sincere condolences.

  • Amy

    Oh my God, what a sad new, may he rest in peace, stay strong Joseph Gordon Levitt.

A Member of Townsquare Entertainment News | Advertise here