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Taiwanese-Canadian model Godfrey Gao passes away while shooting in China

Taiwan born actor Godfrey Gao dies while filming for a TV show, Chase Me

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Taiwanese-Canadian model and actor Godfrey Gao, who was shooting a TV show in China on November 27, has passed away. Notably, Godfrey Gao is the first Asian to appear in the campaign for Louis Vuitton.

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The 35-year old Canadian actor reportedly collapsed in the eastern city of Ningbo while shooting for a sports reality TV show, ‘Chase Me’, which airs on  Zhejiang Television. According to a statement released by the network, Gao had slowed and fallen to the ground while running during filming, and that the hospital had confirmed it was a sudden cardiac death.

His management company Jetstar Entertainment issued a statement on social media platform, Weibo, stating that Godfrey Gai had fainted and was declared dead after nearly three hours of medical care.

In the same statement, they thanked “every fan who loves Godfrey” and said his death was “extremely painful”.

According to Taiwan News, he died due to heart attack and his body will be transported to Taipei on 27 November 2019. The popular Canadian actor has played the role of Magnus Bane in 2013 Hollywood action film “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones”.

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