Boston University mourns Lingzi Lu

Lingzi Lu was among those killed in the Boston Marathon bombings. PHOTO: abcnews
Lingzi Lu was among those killed in the Boston Marathon bombings. PHOTO: abcnews

Hundreds of friends, family and even people who never met Lingzi Lu attended a memorial service remembering the 23-year-old Boston University graduate student who died in last week’s Marathon bombings. 

“She was a lovely girl with a smile that could look both bemused and serious at the same time,” said Professor Eric Kolaczyk, Lu’s advisor. “Absolutely charming.”

The Monday evening service at Boston University was attended by Lu’s parents as well as Gov. Deval Patrick. It included a picture montage of Lu as well as members of the BU community singing and playing piano, a talent Lu also had.

Lu was a talented and enthusiastic student from China who was studying statistics, according to BU Today. The school has established a scholarship in her name that has so far raised more than $716,000.

Kolaczyk said that Lu was an exceptionally talented student and just two days before she died she had taken a qualifying examination.

“She passed with flying colors,” he said, adding that she didn’t live long enough to find out.

A classmate remembered Lu for her dedication to piano and her love of food. She was already looking forward to and planning an outing for this summer’s Restaurant Week.

“I will never forget how she loved playing piano. She attended a piano class every week,” he friend said. “I will never forget her passion for cooking and eating all desserts, especially ice cream.”

Boston University President Robert Brown said that a memorial service could not bring closure to her parents, but hoped that the outpouring showed how Lu was a cherished member of the BU community.

“She was full of life and full of promise,” he said.

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