Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s older brother Dan Gordon-Levitt, a fire-spinning flow artist, co-partner of HitRECord.org and a regular fixture at Burning Man, passed away sometime this week at the age of 36. The answer to the questions “Why? When? Where?” haven’t been answered yet and I don’t know if they will be, but JGL left this message on Twitter last night:
My super hero brother @burningdan 1974-2010. Celebrate his life here ~ http://bit.ly/dBTMQ8 because he’s fucking awesome.
And this note was posted on Burning Dan’s Facebook page:
Burning Dan, we will miss you.
you were a shining light for our entire community
and although I know you would want us to smile, dance, and flow
I’m going to take a few moments to be sad for your passing.
For everyone who has not heard, Dan passed peacefully and unexpectedly Sunday night. In addition to founding and running Flow Temple, Dan was a celebrated poi-oneer who constantly challenged our thoughts on both how the tools could be used, and what good you could bring to the world through your art form.
He was also an incredibly sweet soul.
When we have information on a memorial service, we will pass it on.
Love you Dan.
Here’s a clip of Burning Dan tossing fire and making flames dance. Rest in peace, Burning Dan.