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Taiwanese-Canadian model Godfrey Gao dies while filming in China

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I've never heard of the guy, but it is always sad to hear news about someone who was really successful dying in the prime of their life.

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Taiwanese-Canadian actor and supermodel Godfrey Gao, the first Asian to be the face of Louis Vuitton, died while filming a TV show in China on Wednesday.

I think he should be brought out of china and have a full autopsy done. What kind of food and drinks did the chinese give him and what were the chemical contents in those food?

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I think he should be brought out of china and have a full autopsy done. What kind of food and drinks did the chinese give him and what were the chemical contents in those food?

wowa hold up on the conspiracies, more likely is ask yourself what is the biggest killer of celebs other than suicide, yes drugs and unless he has some genetic or birth defect to cause the cardiac arrest then drugs is the most likely cause, so unless a full autopsy is shown then conspiracies can sit on the back burner

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How tragic. RIP. I remember in high school in Tae Kwon Do class a very handsome guy who looked fit as could be had to take frequent breaks. He explained that he had a congenital heart condition.

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yes drugs and unless he has some genetic or birth defect to cause the cardiac arrest then drugs is the most likely cause

In other general yes, but here he was doing a "competitive sports reality show" so their is a big possibility is he did too intensive effort without proper training.

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I think he should be brought out of china and have a full autopsy done. What kind of food and drinks did the chinese give him and what were the chemical contents in those food?

Why would you need to? It’s obvious Xi did it himself.

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You people should check your facts before posting nonsense.

From the Vancouver Sun newspaper:

Gao collapsed Tuesday on the set of Chase Me, a competitive sports reality show for China’s Zhejiang Television, in the Chinese city of Ningbo.

Taiwan News, citing Chinese news outlets, reported that an audience member heard Gao shout, “I can’t carry on,” before he fell to the ground.

“Cameramen swarmed around him and kept filming, apparently believing that his actions were part of the show,” Taiwan News reported.

The Hong Kong newspaper Apple Daily reported that CPR was applied at the scene before the 35-year-old Gao was sent to hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Jetsta, Gao’s management team, said in a statement that Godfrey died “following three hours of medical rescue efforts.”

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They pushed him too hard with the camera rolling to produce this silly kind of entertainment. RIP.

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I’ve been following him on Facebook since Mortal instruments. He is so handsome and cool, and had such sunny attitude . Great guy, great personality. He’ s born and raised in Canada, and IMHO, didn’t behave much like your typical Chinese celebrity.

Such a shock- 2 of my favorite actors die within 24hours.

Memento mori.

Capre diem.

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He may have had an unknown heart defect. Every few years in the USA, some high school athlete dies paying some sport, unexpectedly.

Trying to revive someone for 3 hours seems extremely excessive. That's a long time for CPR and travel time to a qualified trauma center, isn't it?

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