James Mao leaves note to Godfrey Gao on 1st death anniversary

The photo collage shows James Mao (left) and Godfrey Gao (高以翔). (Courtesy of James Mao/Godfrey Gao/Instagram)

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Taiwan’s celebrity basketball player James Mao (毛加恩) left a heartfelt post on Friday, saying hi is missing his pal Godfrey Gao (高以翔) who passed away one year ago.  

Posting an Instagram story in the middle of the night, the 38-year-old athlete wrote: “You’re in our thoughts and in our hearts today and forever. We miss you, bro.” 

The caption said: “You’re in our thoughts and in our hearts today and forever. We miss you, bro.” (Courtesy of James Mao/Instagram)

According to local media, the late actor-model was asked to be Mao’s best man.

In October, Mao announced the birth of son “Noah Godfrey Mao” whose name was inspired by his beloved friend Gao.