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Super Model and Actor Godfrey Gao Dead at 35

Godfrey Gao, Taiwanese – Canadian Actor, and supermodel has died while filming the reality show, Follow Me, in China. According to news outlets Gao collapsed during the filming of a Chinese reality show. Cameras surrounded him after he collapsed, thinking it was apart of the show. Taiwanese News, citing Chinese news outlets reported that an audience member heard Gao shout, “I can’t carry on,” before he fell to the ground. According to The Hong Kong newspaper Apple Daily, CPR was applied at the scene before the actor-model was sent to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead. He died at Li Huili Hospital in eastern Ningbo after nearly 3 hours of first aid. 


Godfrey Gao was born September 22, 1984 in Tapei Taiwan, and later moved to Vancouver with his family at a young age. Gao would later return to Taiwan where he would begin his modeling career. He became the first Asian model for Louis Vuitton’s menswear. The ad campaign was with a Damier Graphite “ELVIS” bag from the label’s Spring/Summer 2011 collection. He has knabbed television and film roles in both the United States and China. He passed away on November 27th in China while filming his latest project. He was 35 years old. 

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