Chinese actor Fan Bingbing's management's office in Beijing is dark and abandoned.
Her birthday passed almost unmarked in China's hyper-adrenalised social media environment.
Fan, one of China's most well-known starlets and a rising name in Hollywood, has fallen off the map amid vague allegations of tax fraud and possibly other infractions that have put her at odds with China's Communist Party-appointed culture czars.
The actor has starred in dozens of Chinese movies and television series and is best known internationally for her role as Blink in X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014).
She was reportedly booked to star alongside Penelope Cruz in the Hollywood spy thriller 355 in 2018 and has a role in director Xiao Feng's upcoming film Air Strike featuring Bruce Willis and Adrien Brody.
Yet - for nearly three months - the 37-year-old has been missing from the public eye following a Chinese tax scandal over celebrities underreporting their earnings.
In June, she disappeared from social media amid rumours that she had been barred from leaving the country during a tax evasion investigation.
Up until that point, Fan had maintained a prominent presence on China's main microblogging service Weibo, where she had more than 62 million followers.
The account has not been updated since June 2, when she wrote about the work of her charity foundation.
Her boyfriend, actor Li Chen, has not updated his account since July 6.
Unconfirmed reports circulating online suggested that both actors were barred from leaving China as the authorities looked into claims that Fan was given dual contracts for her work: a public one giving her official salary and a private one stating her actual, much higher, pay.
Recent Chinese media reports have said neither Fan, her production company nor her agent can be reached, boosting speculation that all were caught up in the probe.
However, in a June 3 statement, Fan's production company stated that Fan had never signed any so-called "ying-yang" contract, so named because of their dual natures.
Police rarely comment on investigations until a conclusion has been reached.
One of China's wealthiest entertainers, Fan earned tens of millions of (US) dollars for her roles, along with high amounts of money in appearance fees and for product endorsements.
It's those contracts that appear to have landed her and her fiance in hot water with Chinese authorities.
Following the allegations, multiple brands pulled out of deals linked to the actor.
At Fan's management's office in Beijing's Dongcheng district, doors are currently locked, the lights are out and a calendar on a cabinet still displays the month of July.
A worker at an office across the hall from Fan's management's office told the Associated Press she couldn't remember the last time she'd seen anyone enter the company premises.
Fan turned 37 on Sept. 16, but only a handful of entertainment notables sent greetings online, a stark contrast from the past when her birthday celebrations were grand, marked last year by a public marriage proposal from boyfriend Li.
Over the summer the mysterious vanishing prompted many questions among members of the public, causing people to turn to social media for updates on the latest.
So far, with little result as to Fan's whereabouts.
"A person with such a big fan base, fame, high income and strong influence, one who seems so rich, has actually gone missing in modern China, in 2018, in an open China. This is a problem in itself", Chinese columnist and commentator Shi Shusi told the Associated Press.
On the streets of Beijing, some residents stressed that high-earners like Fan should not evade tax responsibilities.
One of the actor's fans said that she would like to defend Fan, but that it was difficult to do so while she is missing.