burning dan Joseph Gordon Levitt's lookalike brother Dan Gordon Levitt dies“Inception” star Joseph Gordon-Levitt confirmed the death of his older brother Dan, 36, on Twitter Tuesday (Oct. 5) night. His sibling died on Sunday night and no cause of death has yet been revealed.

“My super hero brother @burningdan 1974-2010. Celebrate his life here ~ http://bit.ly/dBTMQ8 because he’s f**king awesome,” Joseph wrote.

Dan was known for being a fire-spinning flow artist and he taught people the art of dancing with fire and flow arts at a school he established. His Facebook page is getting filled with tributes to him.

]]>In an interview with AOL’s Popeater, Dan Gordon-Levitt spoke of his younger brother, who looks eerily like him. “It’s wonderful to be mistaken for him. He taught me to question the relationships other people have with their siblings because he would be my favorite person in the world even if I wasn’t lucky enough to know him as my brother,” Dan says.
Joseph (“Third Rock From the Sun,” “(500) Days of Summer”) wrote more on the multimedia website that he and his brother created: “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.” RIP, Dan. And sympathies to his friends, family and fans. Follow Zap2it and Elizadish on Twitter and Zap2it on Facebook for the latest TV, movie and celebrity news

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Posted by:Elizabeth Snead