Mannequin-actor Godfrey Gao dies after collapsing whereas filming in China

Taiwan-born Canadian model-actor Godfrey Gao, 35, has died after he collapsed whereas filming a Chinese language selection sequence. His company, JetStar Leisure, confirmed this on Weibo. He was reportedly rushed to hospital, the place he died after almost three hours, in line with JetStar’s assertion.

In accordance with Chinese language media experiences, he had been filming Chase Me – a night-time selection sequence by Zhejiang Tv which focuses on bodily duties for its contestants.

He reportedly collapsed at round 2am on Wednesday morning (Nov 27), halfway by filming. Different celebrities on the set included Hong Kong actor William Chan and boy band Fahrenheit member Calvin Chen.

In images circulating on the Net, Chan might be seen along with his arms clasped in prayer. Paramedics will also be seen engaged on somebody, who’s obscured within the images.

Godfrey Gao in 2013 fantasy-action film The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones.Godfrey Gao in 2013 fantasy-action movie The Mortal Devices: Metropolis Of Bones.

Netizens who claimed to witness the incident stated that Gao’s coronary heart stopped beating for a couple of minutes earlier than it resumed and that he was rushed to the hospital.

The 1.93m-tall Gao was first within the public eye as a vogue mannequin. He was the primary Asian male mannequin to look in luxurious model Louis Vuitton’s advert marketing campaign in 2011.

He has since been in Hollywood movies like The Mortal Devices: Metropolis of Bones (2013). He additionally grew to become in style in China when he starred in Remembering Lichuan (2016), a tv adaptation of a Chinese language romance novel. – The Straits Occasions/Asia Information Community

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