Actor Godfrey Gao, 35, dies after collapsing on reality show set
The Taiwanese-Canadian model and actor was filming a sports reality show in the eastern Chinese city of Ningbo on Wednesday when he collapsed. His agency, JetStar Entertainment, confirmed his death on its official Facebook page.
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According to the agency, the 35-year-old was filming “Chase Me,” a Chinese variety series, when he reportedly fell while running. He was then rushed to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The Taiwan-born Gao initially rose to fame by becoming the first Asian male model for the luxury brand Louis Vuitton. He acted in numerous television dramas and movies, including a role in the Hollywood film “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.”
His body will be transported Wednesday to Taipei, Taiwan’s capital.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.