We are heartbroken over the news that Godfrey Gao, actor and model, has passed away.
The actor was filming the variety show Chase Me in China. He collapsed on set and his management company said that the first responders attempted to save his life for three hours.
Early reports say that he suffered a heart attack, though this has not been officially confirmed.
“In the early hours of Nov. 27, our beloved Godfrey collapsed while filming on set. Following three hours of rescue efforts, he unfortunately left us. We are very shocked and saddened and even until now find it impossible to accept,” his team wrote in a statement, “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. 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.”
His Mortal Instruments co-star, Jamie Campbell Bower, posted the following on Instagram –
View this post on Instagram
His co-star Kevin Zeger posted on Twitter.
RIP @GodfreyGao . Kindest guy I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with.
— Kevin Zegers (@KevinZegers) November 27, 2019
We met Godfrey on the set of The Mortal Instruments movie, in Canada. He was nothing but kind, polite, and loving. Over the course of the movies shooting, press, and release we had the pleasure of speaking to him multiple times and he never forgot our name.
We will treasure the fact that we were able to meet this amazing soul.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this time.