Actor and model Godfrey Gao tragically passed away on Wednesday (November 27) morning after he collapsed while filming.

The 35-year-old Taiwanese-Canadian actor was best known for acting in the 2013 film, The Mortal Instruments, he was also the first Asian model cast by Louis Vuitton.

Gao was filming a competition game show in China, Chase Me, when he suddenly collapsed and died due to cardiac arrest, WWD reported. The show released a statement stating that he collapsed while running on the obstacle course and was attended to by medical staff immediately.

"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 spokesperson for Gao said. "We are very shocked and saddened and even until now find it impossible to accept."

"Thank you media friends and every fan of Godfrey’s for their concern," they continued. "His management and team were by his side and his family were urgently rushed to the location. 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."

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