Godfrey Gao passes away after fainting on Variety Show Chase Me

I’m so heart-broken. I don’t want to write about this. We have lost another beautiful soul today. Godfrey Gao was reportedly filming for variety show Chase Me – a night time show where contestants compete against each other to win races. The tasks are described as physically demanding and exhausting. Godfrey Gao collapsed mid-race and was rushed to the hospital where doctors failed to revive him (His Agency Confirmed). He was only 35.

I’m speechless. I don’t know what to say.

Thank-you Godfrey for always showing a smile on your face, for being a gentleman to everyone around you, for caring and donating time and funds to charities around you. You will be missed. May your family, friends, and loved ones find peace during this period.

  1. 13 thoughts on “Godfrey Gao passes away after fainting on Variety Show Chase Me

    He is one of my favorite Male actor (my male god, “nan shen”) … i am gonna miss him #RIPGodfreyGao

  2. 13 thoughts on “Godfrey Gao passes away after fainting on Variety Show Chase Me

    the variety show is probably going to be in a lot of hot water for this, but i wonder if he has some undiagnosed medical/heart condition. it’s not normal to have a heart attack and die at 35 no matter how strenuous the physical activity he might have been doing.

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      I feel like it’s a lot more common for celebrities though because in general celebrities are held at much higher physical standards. Especially if he’s been working out/physically straining himself for longer periods of time. I’m not sure how relevant this is cross-culturally, but for example certain hollywood action stars are frequently undergoing incredibly high physical regimes and are often intensely dehydrated for a certain look. Obviously not as an action star currently filming such a movie, his case may not be as extreme, but similarly speaking he could be “physically in great shape” but still really stressing his body. ALSO, I’ve been taking a psych class and stress can do a LOT of damage to even the healthiest people. In fact, high stress can definitely cause heart attack even if you physically look like you’re in great shape.

      I do think it’s part of the unfortunate, unhealthy nature of celebrities’ career demands; they’re constantly being put in situations of prolonged high stress, especially with little sleep, and highly active lifestyles (even if they’re not working out, constantly travel is taxing).

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      Actors live under immense physical and emotional pressure to please their demanding fans. They practically starve themselves to stay slim and look good to pass the scrutiny of judgemental netizens and media. How many stars in the entertainment business get a decent 8 hours sleep, especially when they spend so much time flying from one end of the country to another? An abnormal lifestyle is guaranteed to shorten the lifespan of those in a super competitive industry.
      On the surface, Godfrey looked healthy and strong, but he was said to have been recovering from the flu at the time of the reality show shooting in very chilly weather around 1am.

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      lack of sleep increases risk of heart disease regardless of age. Long term lack of sleep leads to higher blood pressure, and can lead to heart failures. This is why the phrase ‘work till you drop’ is true.

      This is a serious lack of oversight by the program and his manager. A serious tragedy.

  3. 13 thoughts on “Godfrey Gao passes away after fainting on Variety Show Chase Me

    I am in shock.
    This is so tragic.
    We’ve definitely lost another beautiful soul.
    I can’t believe it.
    RIP Godfrey.

  4. 13 thoughts on “Godfrey Gao passes away after fainting on Variety Show Chase Me

    I’m shocked and sad. so young. rest in peace Godfrey Gao.

  5. 13 thoughts on “Godfrey Gao passes away after fainting on Variety Show Chase Me

    I hope this show gets cancelled and variety shows including dramas have a double check on their filming conditions. It’s not only in China as some Korean shows also go to extreme limits pushing celebrities. It’s so heartbreaking to see another celeb pass away.

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    Heart attack can happen to anyone and at any age; even if you are a fit gym junkie that eats healthy organic foods. I had my first heart attack in my early 30s. I was young, fit and healthy. I had the best diet among my family members as I was naturally inclined towards plant foods and wasn’t very keen on fatty animal foods. I do not like sweet foods either. I diligently do full blood tests once every year, I got a clean bill of health all the time. The only risk factor is my high pressure life as I was working two jobs in the University as researcher and lecturer and I was completing my PhD plus being a mother of young children. I was lucky if I could get 3-4 hours of sleep every day! There were times when I had to go without sleeping for the whole day! That was how I got my heart attack. I was luck to survive it because it happened at my work place and so happened, I was working in the Uni hospital back then. I was given immediate treatment. As a result, I was able to fully recover quite quickly but the shock of the heart attack made me stop and think about my life. I was doing too much and too quickly. Something gotta give.

    I also learned that the symptoms of heart attack for women can differ greatly from men. For women, heart attacks do not necessarily start with chest pains. I didn’t have any chest pains prior to my attack. However, I had back and neck pains, nausea and dizziness – all symptoms common to a tired working mum, so I easily dismissed them. I suspected that things weren’t quite normal when I vomited my lunch that day of my attack, but it was too late. My dizziness got so bad that I had vertigo just from moving and I couldn’t find my balance. I blacked out and that was when the heart attack happened.

    Another important skill to learn for everyone is how to do CPR and how to use an AED. AED boxes or packs can be found in many public places such as the mall, stadiums etc, but most ppl walk past them without keeping note of where they are located. They also didn’t bother to learn how to use them. If you are reading my message now, please take note where they are the next time you go out and please take a few minutes to learn how to use them. You’ll never know when you will be saving a life with that knowledge! Saving a person from heart attack is all about SPEED. If the victim gets CPR or if his or heart is resuscitated using the AED within a couple of minutes of the heart incident, their chances of survival and recovery is great. I am here now today because of the SPEED of my colleagues who gave me CPR when I collapsed. I was very lucky because I was in an environment where I was surrounded with people trained in medicine and CPR. If it happened at home or while I was driving or anywhere else, I would not probably still be here and my poor children would have lost their mum at a young age! Ask anyone who’d survived a heart attack and they will tell you that it’s an absolute wake up call for us to re-examine our lives and our priorities!

    Read here about symptoms of heart attack for women: https://www.heart.org/en/health-topics/heart-attack/warning-signs-of-a-heart-attack/heart-attack-symptoms-in-women

    And here to learn how to use an AED: https://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/aed/using-an-aed/aed-steps

    Or better still, enroll yourself into a CPR course now.

    • 13 thoughts on “Godfrey Gao passes away after fainting on Variety Show Chase Me

      RIP Godrey Gao

      I’m glad you are ok and your children still have their mother. You were a super machine before your heart attack. We all need to balance our lives. We all need to slow down & smell the roses. Thank you for the information.

    • 13 thoughts on “Godfrey Gao passes away after fainting on Variety Show Chase Me

      So sorry i made a typo on Godfrey’s 1st name.

    • 13 thoughts on “Godfrey Gao passes away after fainting on Variety Show Chase Me

      So sorry that i made a typo in Godfrey’s 1st name.

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