VANCOUVER-RAISED ACTOR AND MODEL GODFREY GAO DEAD AT 35

The Taiwanese-Canadian model and actor is said to have collapsed while filming

Vancouver-raised model Godfrey Gao is said to have collapsed while filming in China.

Taiwanese-Canadian model and actor Godfrey Gao has died at the age of 35, according to a statement released by his agency.

Gao is said to have collapsed while filming a reality TV show. The incident happened early Wednesday in China, according to JetStar Entertainment.

Despite rescue efforts, his agency says the actor died a few hours later.

The Vancouver-raised actor was the first Asian model to appear in a Louis Vuitton ad and was featured on several international magazine covers.

In 2015 Gao signed a deal with the Canadian Tourism Commission to become its new ambassador for the commission‘s marketing and awareness campaign for Asian markets.

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