An American-Chinese celebrity who reportedly jumped to death in Hong Kong with her five-month-old daughter in her arms had a boyfriend who was unwilling to marry her after becoming pregnant, a friend told the Chinese media communicated.
Luo Lili, 34, who rubbed her shoulders with Hillary Clinton and Rita Ora, reportedly fell naked from her 5,000-square-foot penthouse while holding her baby after suffering from postnatal depression.
A friend of Ms. Luo’s death confirmed her death to the press. The source claimed that a pregnant woman Luo had hoped to marry her partner in order to formalize their relationship, but he hadn’t consented at the time.
A friend of Luo Lili, a celebrity who jumped to death with her baby in her arms in Hong Kong, revealed Ms. Luo’s emotional struggle leading up to her death. The friend told reporters that a pregnant Luo was hoping to marry her partner, but he did not agree
Hong Kong police identified the two people who were found dead on a podium in an apartment block last Wednesday by their last name, Luo. However, the local media stated that one of them was Ms. Luo (seen in pictures on her Instagram) and the other was her five-month-old daughter
The only daughter of a real estate tycoon mother who owns several luxury development projects in China, US-educated Ms. Luo appeared to lead a lavish life, study and travel the world from an early age.
In 2014, she founded her own company TriBeluga, an incubation services company that connected global startups with China.
Various Hong Kong news outlets, including HK01, Apple Daily and Ming Pao, reported that Ms. Luo jumped out of her luxurious duplex apartment last Wednesday.
The reports also said she was carrying her five-month-old daughter, who also died in the incident.
Ms. Luo has been featured frequently with influential figures around the world. In a series of undated pictures uploaded to her Instagram account, the Chinese-born, US-trained celebrity and businesswoman was pictured meeting with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
In another picture on Ms. Luo’s Instagram, she was pictured with British pop superstar Rita Ora
Hong Kong police said they found the bodies of a 34-year-old woman and her five-month-old daughter on a dais of an apartment block in Yau Ma Tei on Jan. 6.
In a statement to MailOnline on Tuesday, police only identified the deceased by her last name, Luo.
‘The woman and little girl were pronounced dead at the scene. Initial examinations showed that they fell off a unit. No evidence was found at the scene, ”said the police, who are still investigating the incident.
“Later autopsies will be carried out to determine the cause of death of the deceased.”
In an online statement, police said officers were deployed on site after receiving a report from a local security officer who discovered the bodies.
Alice Chiu Tsang Hok-Wan, a Hong Kong philanthropist and friend of Ms. Luo, claimed the celebrity’s boyfriend did not agree to marry a pregnant Ms. Luo (see an Instagram photo).
In an interview with Chinese news site The Cover, Alice Chiu Tsang Hok-Wan, a Hong Kong philanthropist and friend of Ms. Luo, revealed the celebrities’ emotional struggle leading up to their deaths.
‘Pregnant after pregnancy, [Ms Luo] hoped to marry her boyfriend and openly and officially honor their relationship. However, her boyfriend was not ready to marry, ”Ms. Chiu told The Cover.
She described Ms. Luo as an “upbeat, positive, and kind” woman who was passionate about charity.
“I will miss her forever,” she added.
Ms. Luo, a single mother, kept the identity of her baby’s father a secret.
She allegedly committed suicide after suffering from postnatal depression, Hong Kong newspaper Ming Pao reported.
The article alleged she jumped to her death wearing no clothes from her 5,000-square-foot penthouse while carrying her baby in Ho Man Tin, Kowloon.
Ms. Luo, 34, appeared to have lived a lavish life, studying, and traveling the world
Ms. Luo appeared to have lived an extravagant life as a celebrity as she was frequently portrayed with influential figures around the world, including former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and British pop superstar Rita Ora.
In a recent Instagram post, Ms. Luo shared a photo with her daughter Aier as she celebrated her girl’s 100-day birthday.
The mother wrote: “It is God’s way of giving me a perspective on life. Thank you for showing up in my life, my beloved daughter. ‘
Ms. Luo was reportedly the only daughter of Luo Lin, chairman of Jinlin Real Estate in southwest China’s Chengdu metropolis, which owns several luxury development projects across the country.
Her father is said to come from a family of doctors who have practiced traditional Chinese medicine for six generations.
Her parents divorced when she was little, as Ms. Luo previously revealed on her social media.
Ms. Luo was born in Chengdu and moved to Hong Kong at the age of four before studying in Australia and the United States.
She is said to have worked as a translator for her mother before starting her own company in 2014.
In a 2015 interview, Ms. Luo admitted that being born into a wealthy family is not easy because you have to “show up” to be considered successful.
“Other people think it’s easier for us to do things, but it isn’t,” she said.
‘If common people can [be deemed successful by completing] Only 60 percent of a mission, we have to do 80 percent [to be recognised on the same level]. Especially because I’m a woman, I have to really show up and do 95 percent of a task to be considered successful. ‘
She added that through her diligence, she was ready to prove her business skills to others.
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