• Lili Luo, 34, was a successful entrepreneur
  • She was reportedly suffering from postpartum depression
  • She and her daughter were pronounced dead at the scene

A Chinese-American socialite plunged from her lavish Hong Kong penthouse, while holding her 5-month-old daughter in her arms, killing both of them.

Lili Luo, 34, jumped from her 5,000-square-foot penthouse in Ho Man Tin, a residential area in Kowloon, naked with her baby on Jan. 6. Both of them were pronounced dead at the scene, Ming Pao news reported. (Google translation showed)

Lili was the only daughter of Chinese real estate tycoon Lin Luo, the chairman of China’s Jinlin Real Estate company. An autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of death, but multiple reports indicated she was suffering from postpartum depression.

One of Lili’s friends told the Chinese media the socialite had her daughter with her boyfriend, who allegedly refused to marry her when she got pregnant.

"After falling pregnant, [Ms Luo] hoped to get married to her boyfriend and honour their relationship in an open and official manner. However, her boyfriend was not ready to get married," her friend Alice Chiu Tsang Hok-Wan told Chinese news site The Cover. Hok-Wan described Lili as an "optimistic, positive and kind" woman.

Authorities didn’t publicly identify the deceased or reveal the identity of her boyfriend.

Lili was a U.S.-educated businesswoman, who was seen in one of her Instagram posts hobnobbing with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

In a recent Instagram post, Lili shared a picture of her daughter, Aier, in her arms as they celebrated the baby girl’s 100-day birthday. In the post, Lili said her daughter is "God's way to give me perspective on life. Thank you for showing up in my life my beloved daughter."

Lili started her entrepreneurial journey at the age of 28 and, in 2014, founded her own company TriBeluga, which focused on supporting budding Chinese entrepreneurs by connecting them to global companies. The entrepreneur was also a member of Hong Kong society.

Lili’s death is under investigation.

Pictured: Representative image of a baby's hand. Pixabay