Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Brother, Burning Dan, Has Died


Joseph Gordon Levitt‘s brother, Dan Gordon-Levitt aka Burning Dan has passed away. He was just 36 years old, and unfortunately, no one knows why or how it happened. All we know is that JGL got on his Twitter account last evening tweeting, “My super hero brother @burningdan 1974-2010. Celebrate his life here ~ because he’s f**king awesome.

He did  sound awesome with his Burning Dan website describing what he did as, “a photographer, fire dancer, swashbuckler, and traveler.” He taught flow arts which is a mix of  performance art, dance, meditation and yoga, and was a regular at Burning Man with his fire dancing. Sounds like he had an incredible life!  He was active on his Burning Dan Twitter and Tumblr accounts till Sunday. What happened after?

Joseph wrote a tribute to his brother on hitRecord, the “open collaborative production company” they started, saying, “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. 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.”

This is so sad. Our condolences to his family and friends.

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