Godfrey Gao, Taiwanese-Canadian Actor and Model, Dead at Age 35

Godfrey Gao
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The actor collapsed while filming a TV show in China on Tuesday evening.

Godfrey Gao, a Taiwan-born Canadian model and actor, has died. He was 35.

The celebrated celeb died while filming a Chinese reality TV show on Tuesday, according to BBC News.

The show, called Chase Me, involves celebrities performing challenging physical stunts and tasks. Gao reportedly collapsed on set during taping.

"In the early hours of Nov. 27, our beloved Godfrey collapsed while filming on set," Gao's modeling agency, JetStar, posted to the Chinese social media site Weibo Tuesday evening. 

"Unfortunately following three hours of medical rescue efforts, he left us," the statement added. "We are very shocked and saddened and even until now find it impossible to accept."

In 2011, Gao became the first Asian model for Louis Vuitton. Setting his sights on acting, Gao made his American feature film debut two years later in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones in 2013.

His most recent film appearance came in the sci-fi action film Shanghai Fortress, which hit theaters in China in August.