Lingzi was born on August 17, 1989, to a loving traditional Chinese family. As an only child, her arrival brought so much joy to her parents and grandparents. Since she was a toddler, she had a great love of books. She followed her grandpa everywhere because he always had a lot of books around him.

She was also the family entertainer and loved performing for her parents. As her grandmother put it, “where there was Lingzi, there was fun.”

Through her school years, she pushed herself to study hard and never stopped challenging herself; setting goals higher and higher. While pursuing academic success with great determination and discipline, she blossomed into a young lady who also enjoyed playing piano and loved nature’s gifts with great curiosity as well as gained a true appreciation for food.

She had a tender heart towards animals, especially those in need, and a big heart for the people around her.

On April 15, 2013, her journey stopped unexpectedly on Boylston Street in Boston, while cheering on the marathon runners at the finish line, she had given her best until the very last moment.


Remembering Lingzi

Remembering a Daughter

Read a poignant eulogy, Lu Lingzi’s father recalls her love of beauty. Read More

Promise and Potential, Cut Short

Friends, family, teachers mourn BU grad student Lu Lingzi. Read More


BU Says Good-bye to Lu Lingzi

Hundreds mourn a gifted student and a good friend. Read More

Lu Lingzi, Roommate Were Like Sisters

SED grad student speaks about a lover of Boston, music, food. Read More