North Vancouver actor and model Godfrey Gao dies on set at 35

Godfrey Gao reportedly collapsed at around 2am on Wednesday morning midway through filming

Taiwanese-Canadian model dies from heart atta...

He was only 35.

Godfrey Gao's agency, JetStar Entertainment, confirmed he was rushed to the hospital after his collapse and died about three hours later.

Godfrey Gao attends The Mortal Instruments: "City of Bones" Mexico City screening at Auditorio Nacional on August 27, 2013 in Mexico City, Mexico. Following three hours of rescue efforts, he unfortunately left us'. Jetstar said Gao's manager and staff were by his side, and thanked fans for their concern. "His management and team were present and his family were urgently rushed to the location", the spokesperson continued. The producers' statement added, "We feel extremely distressed and extremely sad", and producers were in touch with his family "to properly handle the aftermath". Taiwan News, according to the Vancouver Sun, reported that an audience member heard Gao shout, "I can't carry on", before he fell to the ground. He was the first-ever Asian who appeared in a campaign for Louis Vuitton.

In 2013, Gao starred in the big-budget fantasy flick "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones", based on the series of young-adult novels.

The star was filming an episode of Chase Me, a competitive reality show involving 2 teams who race to complete physical challenges, South China Morning Post reports.

The model had also ventured into film, having appeared in movies in both China and Hollywood.

Godfrey Gao was also a part of 2017′s The Jade Pendant and 2019's Chinese sci-fi film, Shanghai Fortress.

The news has sparked criticism of Chase Me, with many calling for the series to be cancelled.

Since news of Gao's death broke, Chinese netizens have taken to Weibo to question the sometimes extreme lengths taken to secure viewership ratings.

Godfrey Gao was a Taiwainese-Canadian actor and model who had risen to global fame due to his appearances in the Toy Story and Mortal Instruments franchises.

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