Godfrey Gao poses at the red carpet during the opening night of the Time Capsule Exhibition by Louis Vuitton on 21 April 2017Picture copyright
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The 35 12 months previous had been a visitor star on a Chinese language selection present

Taiwanese-Canadian mannequin and actor Godfrey Gao has died after collapsing on set whereas filming a range present in China.

The 35-year-old was a visitor participant on Chase Me, a actuality TV present that sees groups competing to win a race.

The present’s producers stated he fell and misplaced consciousness whereas operating in a group occasion and died at hospital.

In 2011, Gao was the primary Asian male mannequin to be signed to luxurious model Louis Vuitton’s advert marketing campaign.

He made his mark in Hollywood, showing in The Mortal Devices: Metropolis of Bones, an motion movie based mostly on a well-liked collection of novels .

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Gao on the screening of The Mortal Devices in Mexico

He additionally grew to become a well-liked title in China after he starred in in style TV drama Remembering Lichuan.

The Vancouver-raised Gao collapsed halfway by way of filming on Wednesday.

In keeping with Chinese language information media retailers, he collapsed at round 02:00 native time (18:00 GMT Tuesday).

“Visitor participant Godfrey out of the blue collapsed to the bottom whereas operating. The programme’s on-site paramedics started lifesaving measures instantly and urgently transported him to the hospital,” the administration behind Chase Me stated in a press release.

“After two hours of all-out efforts to avoid wasting him, the hospital [said] he had suffered a sudden cardiac loss of life.”

Followers have been posting messages on social media in remembrance of the actor.

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“I’ve adopted you for years and beloved your work,” stated a fan on Twitter. “I am unable to consider you are gone. Relaxation in paradise.”

Australian actor Remy Hii, who starred in action-film Spider-Man: Far From House, stated the Asian inventive group wouldn’t be “the identical with out him”.

Chase Me options contestants working their means by way of a collection of impediment programs designed to check them bodily. Earlier episodes function the challenges going down at night time in an city race kind setting.

In a single episode, contestants need to climb up a excessive workplace constructing and zipline down.

In keeping with a report by broadcaster Phoenix TV, the present is designed to push contestants to their bodily limits and usually solely these in fine condition are invited to take part.

The manufacturing firm stated everybody concerned felt “incomparable ache” and that they and the household can be collectively organising funeral preparations.