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.