Godfrey Gao Bio – Godfrey Gao Wiki
Godfrey Gao was a Taiwanese-Canadian model and actor recognized as the first Asian model to appear in a campaign for Louis Vuitton. He was known for his roles as Magnus Bane in the 2013 film adaptation of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones and for his leading role in Chinese television series Remembering Lichuan. He moved with his family to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada when he was still young. He later studied at Capilano University in North Vancouver, where he played basketball for the school’s team.
He returned to Taiwan to work as a model in 2004 and was managed by JetStar Entertainment. Together with his fellow male models Sphinx Ting, Victor Chen, and Lan Chun-tien were collectively referred to as the “Fashion 4” (F4), and would jointly release a book in 2009. In 2011, he became the first Asian model for the fashion brand Louis Vuitton.
He started by appearing in minor roles in Chinese television dramas in 2006, and had his first starring role in the 2010 television drama Volleyball Lover. In 2013, he made his American film debut as Magnus Bane in the film adaption of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. His starring role in the 2016 drama Remembering Lichuan was widely acclaimed and earned him the nickname of the “nation’s husband” in Chinese media. His other notable credits include the 2015 film Wedding Bible alongside Korean actress Yoo In-na and the 2017 romantic comedy film Love is a Broadway Hit, alongside Wang Likun, Wang Chuanjun, Yuan Li and Naren Weiss.
Godfrey Gao Age
He was born Tsao Chih-Hsiang in Taipei on September 22, 1984, and died on November 27, 2019, at the age of 35 years.
Godfrey Gao Wife/Girlfriend
Details of his wife are unknown. However, reports from various sources indicate that he was dating Bella whose original name is Su Xiang Han. However, in 2018 Gao refuted the claims that they were dating.
Godfrey Gao Parents
His father is Shanghainese who was raised in Taiwan and worked as a general manager at Michelin Taiwan, while his mother is a Peranakan Chinese from George Town who won the Miss Penang beauty pageant in 1970.
Godfrey Gao Family, Siblings
He is the youngest of three brothers.
Godfrey Gao Magnus Bane
He was known for his roles as Magnus Bane in the 2013 film adaptation of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones and for his leading role in Chinese television series Remembering Lichuan.
Godfrey Gao Death
On November 27, 2019, at about 1:45 am, he collapsed in Ningbo while filming Chase Me, a sports reality television series broadcast on Zhejiang Television. He was taken to a hospital, where after attempts at resuscitation for nearly three hours, he was pronounced dead. His death was confirmed on the social media site Sina Weibo by his agency JetStar Entertainment, which said in a statement that “in the early hours of November 27, 2019, 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.”
The producers of Chase Me said in a statement that he died from cardiac arrest. His death prompted increased scrutiny and criticism of the series, which involves contestants competing in physical challenges often to the point of exhaustion, with director and actor Xu Sheng stating that the series “must be held responsible” for what he claimed were poor safety conditions. His body was transported to Taipei, Taiwan on November 27, 2019.
Godfrey Gao Cause of Death
He was filming the Chinese reality TV series Chase Me, a competition show in which contestants face off on a variety of physical challenges, when he fainted and later died of an apparent heart attack, the Associated Press reports.
Godfrey Gao Movies
Some of his movies include;
- All about Women
- 101 Proposals
- My other Home
- Love Queen
- The Kid from Heaven among other films and television series.
Godfrey Gao Height
He stood at a height of 6 feet 4 inches tall.
Godfrey Gao Net Worth
Godfrey Gao’s net worth was estimated to be $2 million.