Taiwanese-Canadian actor and model Godfrey Gao died on the sets after he collapsed while shooting for a variety show in China.
Godfrey Gao aged 35 was shooting for the Chase Me, a reality competition series in the city of Ningbo. The show features a series of elaborate physical tasks for its participants. The show producers said that he fell and lost consciousness while running for a team event and died later at a hospital.
Jetsta said: “In the early hours of November 27, our beloved Godfrey collapsed while filming on set. Unfortunately following three hours of medical rescue efforts, he left us. We are very shocked and saddened and even until now find it impossible to accept. “Thank you media friends and every fan of Godfrey’s for their concern. His management and team were present and his family were urgently rushed to the location”.
Godfrey was born on September 22, 1984 and was the first Asian actor to be signed by apparel brand Louis Vuitton for its ad campaign in 2011. He made his Hollywood debut with 2013 film The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.