Taiwanese-Canadian actor and mannequin Godfrey Gao immediately died early Wednesday morning (Nov. 27) whereas filming a actuality present in China.
The 35-year-old was on the set filming Chase Me, a Chinese competitors present which pits celebrities towards non-celebrity contestants in a spread of bodily challenges when he immediately collapsed.
Gao “suddenly fell down to the ground while running,” producers of the Zhejiang Television present mentioned in a press release. “We feel extremely distressed and extremely sad,” the assertion continued.
According to studies, Gao suffered a coronary heart assault and was transported to a neighborhood hospital. He was pronounced lifeless after three hours of medical rescue was unsuccessful.
Gao’s company, JetStar Entertainment, confirmed his premature passing in a press release which additionally supplied some particulars on the incident.
“In the early hours of November 27, our beloved Godfrey collapsed whereas filming on set. Unfortunately, following three hours of medical rescue efforts, he left us. We are very shocked and saddened and even till now discover it unimaginable to simply accept.
“Thank you media friends and every fan of Godfrey’s for their concern. His management and team were by his side and his family were urgently rushed to the location.”
Born in Taipei and raised in Vancouver, Canada, Gao has appeared in a number of Chinese and Taiwanese blockbusters. And in 2011 he grew to become the primary Asian mannequin for Louis Vuitton.
In Hollywood, he starred alongside Lena Headey and Lily Collins within the 2013 movie The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.
Immediately following Gao’s loss of life, the hashtag #CeaseFilming started trending on a well-liked Chinese social media website calling for Chase Me to cease manufacturing. The present has additionally acquired criticism for being too bodily demanding.