Gordon-Levitt dies from an alleged drug overdose. His unconscious body was discovered in the early hours of the morning and taken to a nearby hospital, where he is pronounced dead. The two brothers were co-founders of the multi-media collaborative community HitRECord Productions, which they promoted at Sundance in January. Known as “Burning Dan”, he was a Flow Arts teacher, fire dancer, and photographer. The actor’s brother, Joseph, writes:
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.