The news of Godfrey Gao’s sudden death left many of his fans and other celebrities in the entertainment industry shocked and devastated.

“My heart is absolutely shattered,” actor of “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” Simu Liu, posted on his Twitter account. “Godfrey left us far too soon and in far too tragic of a way.”

Star of “Crazy Rich Asians,” Remy Hii, expressed his devastation regarding the news on Twitter, too. The posts said that Gao was a loss to the community as Asian artists, adding that it would never be the same without him.

Gao was reportedly a guest participant on a reality TV show, “Chase Me.” On Wednesday, while filming, the show’s producer said that he fell and lost consciousness while running. According to JetStar Entertainment’s statement, the actor was rushed to the hospital but died around three hours later, CNN reported.

The Chinese reality show “Chase Me’s” concept is having 2 teams race against each other through series of physical challenges. The show reportedly pits celebrities against regular contestants. Gao was reportedly treated right after he fell down to the ground by the medical staff. Thereafter, they took them to the hospital for a more advanced treatment.

The producers of the company felt extremely distressed and sad by this unfortunate circumstance. They were reportedly getting in-touch with Gao’s family to properly handle the after effects of this tragic incident.

In addition, they reportedly expressed their appreciation for media friends and everyone who supported Gao. They [producers] asked for Gao’s family to be left alone in private to mourn over the actor’s death.

Netizens, however, have different opinion on Gao’s death. One Twitter user described the show as a “brutal competition game show.” The said individual averred that the contestants filmed for 10 hours straight, doing vigorous physical activity for the sake of entertainment.

Another Netizen also took it to Twitter and said that Gao did not deserve to die because of negligence.

JetStar Entertainment, Gao’s agency, confirmed his death through its official page on Weibo, CBS News reported. For everyone’s information, the Chinese social media platform Webio is pretty much similar to Twitter. The Taiwanese - Canadian actor’s body will be reportedly transported to Taipei city, Taiwan on Wednesday.

Before becoming an actor, Gao was the first man to model the fashion brand Louis Vuitton. He made several appearances in TV dramas and movies but he was most notable for his role as Magnus Bane in the 2013 film “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.”

Gao was 35 years old.