July 18, 2012 6:25 AM EST
GQ Alleges Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Brother Died From Drug Overdose? Actor Refutes The Claim [PHOTOS]
Joseph Gordon-Levitt is on the cover of GQ's August issue, and while he's happy to be there, he is more than displeased with the way the author chose to talk about the way his brother died.
In a blog post titled "BURING dAN in GQ," the actor took to his website and posted the following statement:
"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 'allegations' to which she [author Amy Wallace] 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."
Gordon-Levitt adds that he asked the author not to "dwell" on his big brother's death, but rather focus on the way he lived. Dan, he says, was a "brightly positive, genuinely caring, and brilliantly inspiring person" and that he and his parents were disappointed with the way the article came out.
Gordon-Levitt has been tight-lipped when it comes to his brother's passing, but considering the way the matter was handled in GQ, he wanted to clear the air for his brother's sake and reputation.
He also posted a tweet directing his followers to the blog post.
"Many thanks to GQ for putting me on their cover. But I must correct what the article says about my brother..."
Do you think the way GQ discussed Gordon-Levitt's brother was insensitive?