Godfrey Gao is dead. The actor died while filming a TV show. He was only 35 years old.
Taiwanese-born Canadian actor Godfrey Gao has suddenly died shooting a reality TV show in China.
The 35-year-old collapsed during a night of Wednesday night’s shots in the eastern city of Ningbo, sources in Zhejiang Province Television said.
The sporty show “Zhui Wo Ba” (German “catch me”) is known for celebrities compete against normal participants partly under difficult circumstances and at night against each other. Likewise, participants of the show are brought to their physical limits.
Godfrey Gao died at the age of 35 years
The hospital had been trying for more than two hours to save him, but Gao had died of a “sudden cardiac arrest”, it said in the statement. “We are shocked and sad,” said his agency JetStar.
The actor was not only known in China and the rest of Asia, but also in Hollywood, where he starred in 2013 in the movie “Chronicles of the Underworld – City of Bones”. As the first Asian male model Gao appeared in 2011 in an advertising campaign of the luxury brand Louis Vuitton.