Model and actor Godfrey Gao dies on set in China aged 35

Model and actor Godfrey Gao dies on set in China aged 35

Taiwanese-Canadian model-actor Godfrey Gao has died after suffering an apparent heart attack while on set in China.

Gao was filming a sports reality show in the eastern Chinese city of Ningbo on Wednesday when he died.

His agency, JetStar Entertainment, confirmed his death.

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HONG KONG - APRIL 21: Godfrey Gao poses at the red carpet during the opening night of the Time Capsule Exhibition by Louis Vuitton on 21 April 2017 in Hong Kong, China. (Photo by studioEAST/Getty Images)
SUZHOU, CHINA - AUGUST 08: Model/actor Godfrey Gao attends a promotional event of director Teng Huatao's film 'Shanghai Fortress' on August 8, 2019 in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province of China. (Photo by Visual China Group via Getty Images/Visual China Group via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 10: Actor Godfrey Gao speaks during the Global Entertainment Industry Summit at the Manhattan Center on April 10, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images for Global Entertainment Industry Summit)
HONG KONG - NOVEMBER 30: Model and actor Godfrey Gao attends the reopening of a Bottega Veneta flagship store on November 30, 2017 in Hong Kong, China. (Photo by Visual China Group via Getty Images/Visual China Group via Getty Images)
HONG KONG, HONG KONG - NOVEMBER 30: Tiffany Hwang (L) and Godfrey Gao (R) attend at the Reopening of Bottega Veneta's Flagship Store on November 30, 2017 in The Landmark Atrium, Hong Kong, Hong Kong. (Photo by studioEAST/Getty Images)
Canadian actor Godfrey Gao a.k.a. Godfrey Tsao poses on the "Pink Carpet" ahead of the start of the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai on November 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Chandan KHANNA / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images)
HONG KONG, CHINA - MAY 07: (CHINA OUT) Australian stand-up comedian and actress Rebel Wilson, Taiwan-born Canadian model and actor Godfrey Gao attend a charity party on May 7, 2016 in Hong Kong, China. (Photo by Visual China Group via Getty Images/Visual China Group via Getty Images)
TAIPEI,CHINA - FEBRUARY 12:Actor Godfrey Gao promotes brand bags on Wednesday February 12,2014 in Taipei,China.(Photo by TPG/Getty Images)
TAIPEI,CHINA - DECEMBER 5:Actor Godfrey Gao attends lighting ceremony on Thursday December 5,2013 in Taipei,China.(Photo by TPG/Getty Images)
TAIPEI,CHINA - DECEMBER 2:Actor Godfrey Gao attends commercial activity on Monday December 2,2013 in Taipei,China.(Photo by TPG/Getty Images)
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The 35-year-old was filming Chase Me, a Chinese variety series, when he reportedly fell while running.

He was rushed to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to his agency.

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.

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