Joseph Gordon-Levitt has a bone to pick with GQ magazine. GQ magazine conducted an interview with the actor in their August issue. However, Gordon-Levitt is disappointed with how the magazine portrayed his brother’s 2010 death. “I asked the writer not to dwell on how he died, I did say quite a bit about how he lived, and how much he means to me.”
Although Joseph Gordon-Levitt is grateful for the spread GQ did on him, he was upset that the writer wrote, “A photographer and fire spinner who went by the moniker Burning Dan, the elder Gordon-Levitt died of an alleged drug overdose in 2010.”
Joe took to his Tumblr to clarify this mistake. He wrote that by using the word “alleged,” the writer is allowed to say whatever she wants. “The ‘allegations’ to which she must be referring were made by a handful of gossip websites. They are factually incorrect according to the coroner’s office and the police department. I don’t like publicly speaking about my brother’s death, but I’m making an exception to correct this irresponsible claim.” Joseph Gordon-Levitt would have preferred the writer to use the quote he said about how much Dan meant to him.
The Gordon-Levitts have kept the death of Dan a private matter. We respect Joseph’s defense of the issue and for keeping his cool.
Currently, Joseph Gordon-Levitt can be seen in “The Dark Knight Rises” once it hits theaters, and in “Looper,” out on September 28th.