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It’s a sad tragedy that Taiwan-born Canadian model-actor Godfrey Gao, 35, has died after he collapsed while filming a Chinese variety series in Zhejiang in eastern China. The 1.93m-tall Gao was first in the public eye as a fashion model, and has since starred in several films, including The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones., and has fronted many international brands as their ambassador. Here, we traced some of the highlights in his career:

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In July 2018, Godfrey Gao was appointed as the new menswear brand ambassador for Spanish brand Massimo Dutti.

Godfrey Gao starred in Love is a Broadway Hit with actress Wang Likun, a romantic comedy directed by Peter Lee.

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He modeled for Harper’s BAZAAR China in the November 2016 issue.

He DJed for the official Singapore Fashion Week after party at H&M Singapore.

He was the cover star for Harper’s BAZAAR MEN Thailand for their special grooming guide issue.

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Godfrey Gao was chosen to be the new brand ambassador for Links of London at Basel World 2015.

He starred in Hollywood blockbuster film The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.

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In 2012, he launched SK-II Men in Singapore and fronted the new range as its ambassador.

Godfrey Gao was the first Asian male model to appear in luxury brand Louis Vuitton‘s ad campaign in 2011.

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Godfrey Gao was named the winner for GQ Men of the Year in 2011.