Above: Paramedics try to resuscitate Godrey Gao while William Chan looks on.
While filming for an episode for Chinese variety program Chase Me <追我吧>, Taiwanese-Canadian actor Godfrey Gao (高以翔) fainted on set and spent three minutes unconscious without a heartbeat. The cast and crew grew increasingly anxious as paramedics rushed to resuscitate him. After 15 minutes of CPR, Godfrey’s heart came back and was rushed to the hospital.
On the variety show, the hosts and guests are separated into two teams – the Chasers and the Followers, and compete in a variety of different obstacles to see which team can reach the finish line first. The hosts and series regulars include William Chan (陳偉霆), Adam Fan (范丞丞), Johnny Huang (黃景瑜), and Joey Yung (宋祖兒).
Making a a special guest appearance, Godfrey filmed for Chase Me until 2 a.m. this morning when he suddenly fainted while jogging. Everyone rushed over immediately in a state of panic, and Johnny anxiously asked around for a doctor. Joey began crying uncontrollably, and William clasped his hands together to pray for Godfrey’s safety.
According to a witness, Godfrey was perfectly fine during rehearsal and he was in good shape when they began filming in the evening. Photographs of Godfrey’s incident was posted online and ambulances were seen arriving on the scene while paramedics began CPR on the actor.
A witness said, “Godfrey’s heartbeat stopped for three minutes, and CPR was done for 15 minutes. After his heartbeat came back, he was sent to the hospital.”
At 11 a.m., the Chinese media announced that Godfrey has passed away. Doctors were unable to save the 35-year-old actor’s life.
This article was updated on November 27, 2019 at 12:42 a.m. after news surfaced that Godfrey Gao has passed away.
This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.