10/06/2010 AT 2:00 PM ET
Inception star Joseph Gordon-Levitt calls his older brother “my super hero,” a free spirit with the nickname “Burning Dan” who “embodied that bold beastly bliss sometimes referred to as ‘the creative spirit.’”
On Tuesday, Gordon-Levitt took to his Twitter page and Web site to announce the death of Dan Gordon-Levitt, 36, and celebrate the life of the fire-spinning artist and flow arts teacher at Flow Temple Arts School in Venice Beach, Calif.
He was found unresponsive in his Hollywood home in the early morning hours of Monday, according to the LA County Coroner. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The cause of death was unknown and an autopsy was pending.
Reporting by OLIVER JONES