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Actor Godfrey Gao Dies At 35 After He Collapsed On Set: "We Are Very Shocked And Saddened"

November 27, 2019 12:45

Godfrey Gao, AKA Magnus Bane from the movie The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, made a name for himself in the entertainment world.

In addition to being an actor, Godfrey Gao was also a model. The Taiwanese-Canadian began his modeling career in 2004 after moving to Vancouver, Canada from Taiwan.

Managed by JetSta Entertainment, Godfrey's career soon began to grow. His talent was so well known that in 2013, he made his American film debut in the film adaptation of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.

He appeared in other productions too including Toy Story 3 and Shanghai Fortress.

Godfrey Gao: Actor dies at age 35

WWD has reported that Godfrey passed away after he collapsed on set.

His management team, JetSta, told the publication that the actor suddenly fainted while he was filming a game show titled Chase Me on Wednesday, November 27.

In the statement, Godfrey's team explained that first responders quickly arrived at the scene and tried to save his life for three hours before he was eventually pronounced dead.

It was an unexpected loss that everyone has been having trouble coming to terms with, the management team said.

We are very shocked and saddened and even until now find it impossible to accept.

The team went on to appreciate fans for their concerns and they asked that people should respect the family's privacy at this time.

Tributes after Godfrey Gao's death

Fans of the actor have begun commenting on Godfrey Gao's photos on social media and expressing their sadness over his death.

Many of them have also shared Twitter posts paying tribute to the actor.

Godfrey Gao was a young actor and model who was on the way to the top, While in his 30s, he had already begun making waves internationally in the movie industry and he would have had a fantastic career if his life wasn't cut short. And from the words shared by fans and loved ones, it's pretty clear that he will be missed.

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