Joseph Gordon-Levitt lashes out at GQ for wrong profile of his brother
“The Dark Knight Rises” actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt is very upset with GQ magazine, claiming that the mag was “irresponsible” and wrong when it printed an article saying that his older brother, Dan, had died due to a drug overdose in 2010.
According to reports, 31-year-old Joseph Gordon-Levitt — who happens to be the cover boy of GQ magazine this month — posted a message on his Tumblr blog to express how frustrated he was with the language, claiming that the writer of the article indulged in gossip reports that surrounded the death of his brother, instead of consulting the facts:
“I’m writing this because I have a problem with what their article says about my brother. I’ll be honest, it really made me feel terrible. Here’s a quote:
‘…the elder Gordon-Levitt died of an alleged drug overdose in 2010. “It was an accident” is all Joe will say about that.’”
The actor went on, writing, “The ‘allegations’ to which [the writer] 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.”
Joseph Gordon-Levitt added, “I don’t like publicly speaking about my brother’s death, but I’m making an exception to correct this irresponsible claim.”
“By the way, while 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. Dan was a brightly positive, genuinely caring, and brilliantly inspiring person, and I liked the idea of such a wide readership learning about him. My parents and I are disappointed with what the article chose to focus on regarding this sensitive subject.”
Dan Gordon-Levitt died in October 2010. He was found unresponsive at his Hollywood home.