Godfrey Gao is dead at the age of 35.
The actor best known for his role in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones collapsed on Wednesday (Nov. 27) while filming a game show called Chase Me in China.
“In the early hours of Nov. 27, our beloved Godfrey collapsed while filming on set. Unfortunately following three hours of medical rescue efforts, he left us,” a statement read. “We are very shocked and saddened and even until now find it impossible to accept.”
Not only was Gao also a well-known actor on television shows such as Momo Love, Never Give Up Dodo, God of War Zhao Yun, and Remembering Lichuan, but the Taiwan native was also known for his modeling work. In fact, Gao became the first Asian model to be featured in a Louis Vuitton advertising campaign back in 2011.
“Thank you media friends and every fan of Godfrey’s for their concern. His management and team were present and his family were urgently rushed to the location,” the statement continued. “Please respect Godfrey’s family in this time of sorrow and refrain from disturbing them. We will accompany Godfrey’s family to handle discreet funeral arrangements. Thank you, everyone.”
Gao’s funeral will reportedly be held on Dec 15, where he will be laid to rest at Taipei’s First Funeral Parlour. We send our condolences to all those who mourn Gao’s passing.