The tearful husband of a woman who plunged 100ft to her death at the Bullring was shown CCTV footage of her fall as a coroner ruled she killed herself.
Christmas shoppers watched in horror as Biqing Zhang, 41, of Reeves Road, Kings Heath jumped from the third-floor balcony outside Selfridges on November 13 last year.
Birmingham coroner Aidan Cotter halted the inquest into her death so that Mrs Zhang's husband Zhengwen could be shown crystal-clear film of the moment she took her life.
He was accompanied into a side room at Birmingham Coroner's Court to inspect the footage along with police officer PC David Sherlock, who had quickly arrived to tend to the victim after she fell.
The shopping centre's CCTV cameras were trained on the exact spot where she carefully put down her bag, placed her coat on railings and rolled herself over the edge before plummeting to the bottom floor of the packed area.
Mr Cotter heard that Mrs Zhang had not left a suicide note and was not being treated for depression or any other mental illness at the time of the tragedy.
Mr Zhang told the coroner: "We loved each other. There's no reason."
Pathologist Dr Joseph Newman, who carried out a post mortem, told the court Mrs Zhang had died of multiple injuries consistent with a fall from height.
Her GP, Dr Mark Grocutt of the Old Priory Surgery, Kings Heath, was quoted saying he was 'surprised' by her death.
He had treated her occasionally for stress and fatigue between 2008 and 2011, but she had been on anti-depressants only for two weeks in April 2008, and had appeared clear of depression since then.
PC Sherlock said he had been at the Bullring for a separate incident but had raced down to help Mrs Zhang after the fall.
Hearing her breathing, he tried to put her in the recovery position and was helped by a doctor who identified herself at the scene as she emerged from Selfridges.
Mrs Zhang was later pronounced dead at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
Mr Cotter, commending PC Sherlock for his actions, ruled that Mrs Zhang had taken her own life.
"We don't know why she did, but she did do it," he said.
He told Mr Zhang: "I'm very sorry for you and your loss."