Godfrey Gao, the Taiwanese-Canadian mannequin and actor, died at age 35 after collapsing on the set of a actuality tv present.
Gao, whose credit embody the 2013 fantasy thriller Mortal devices: the town of bones, appeared in Chase me, a program that sees contestants compete to win a race. Based on intensive reviews, present producers stated he fell and misplaced consciousness whereas operating in a staff occasion and died within the hospital.
Chinese language media Tencent Information reported member of the viewers heard Gao shout, "I can't proceed" earlier than falling to the bottom. He was initially resurrected and brought to a close-by hospital, however medical doctors couldn’t save him.
Gao's supervisor, JetStar Leisure, confirmed his dying on his Weibo web page.
The information has prompted criticism of Chase me, with many requires the collection to be canceled. Within the Chinese language social community Weibo, the hashtag #StopFilming went viral, as many participated within the dialogue.
Born in Taiwan, Gao moved to Vancouver, Canada, throughout his childhood. He returned to Taiwan to embark on a profession as a mannequin, changing into the primary Asian mannequin to seem in a marketing campaign for the style model Louis Vuitton. His on-screen credit included western Jade pendant and science fiction picture Shanghai fortress.