The Mortal Instruments Actor Godfrey Gao Dies At 35 After Collapsing On Set

Taiwanese-Canadian actor and model Godfrey Gao passed away this November 27 while filming a reality show in China.

Photo: Instagram/GodfreyGao

The 35-year-old was on set for Chase Me, a reality TV show which pits teams against each other in a race to the finish. Contestants are made to work their way through various obstacle courses such as climbing up a high building and ziplining down from it. Only individuals who are deemed to be in ‘good shape’ are invited on to the show.

According to the show’s producers, Gao collapsed whilst participating in a team event. He fell down and lost consciousness while running then was immediately rushed to the hospital.

“Guest participant Godfrey suddenly collapsed to the ground while running. The programme’s on-site paramedics began lifesaving measures immediately and urgently transported him to the hospital,” Chase Me’s management released in a statement. “After two hours of all-out efforts to save him, the hospital [said] he had suffered a sudden cardiac death.”

Gao is best known for his role as Magnus Bane in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. He was also the first Asian male model to sign with luxury brand Louis Vuitton.

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