A scene from Shanghai Fortress features Chinese-Canadian actor Godfrey Gao, who plays the military leader of an elite unit resisting an alien invasion. [Photo provided to China Daily]
Chinese-Canadian actor and model Godfrey Gao died of cardiac arrest after collapsing while filming a TV reality show in Ningbo, East China's Zhejiang province, on Wednesday.
The 35-year-old was on the set of Chase Me, a competitive sports reality show on Zhejiang Television.
A screen capture of a statement released by Chase Me on Nov 27. [Photo/Official Sina Weibo account of Chase Me]
A statement from the program released at 12:23 am said Gao had collapsed while filming in early morning, and died at the hospital after doctors tried for more than two hours to save his life. It also stated that Gao received immediate first aid from medical staff members on location before he was rushed to the hospital.
A statement released by Jetstar Entertainment, Gao's management company. [Photo/Official Sina Weibo account of Jetstar Entertainment]
His management company Jetstar Entertainment said in a statement posted on Weibo at 11:46 on Wednesday that Gao was declared dead at the hospital.