Joseph Gordon-Levitt 'Disappointed' by GQ Article


Joseph Gordon-Levitt is thankful to have appeared on the cover of GQ's latest issue, but, according to The Dark Knight Rises star, the article could've been more tasteful.

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The actor took to his Tumblr to address a quote in the piece concerning his older brother Dan (a.k.a. BURNING dAN), who died in October 2010.

The quote in question read as follows: "... the elder Gordon-Levitt died of an alleged drug overdose in 2010. 'It was an accident' is all Joe will say about that."

Gordon-Levitt offered a retort, writing, "Using the word 'alleged' technically allows the writer 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."

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The cause of death has not been made public, but the Golden Globe nominee seems to prefer it that 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," Gordon-Levitt wrote. "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."