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Annie Lennox's model daughter Tali confirms death of boyfriend Ian after kayak capsized

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Published 11/08/2015 | 15:20

Artist Tali Lennox (L) and Ian Jones
Artist Tali Lennox (L) and Ian Jones
Tali Lennox survived the kayaking accident in the US
Lola, Annie and Tali Lennox attend the Dolce & Gabbana "20 Years of Menswear" during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2011 on June 19, 2010 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
British model and artist Tali Lennox, daughter of Eurythmics' singer Annie Lennox poses for pictures on the red carpet upon arrival to attend the British Fashion Awards 2014
Singer Annie Lennox (L) and artist Tali Lennox attend Tali Lennox Exhibition Opening Reception at Catherine Ahnell Gallery on March 18, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Desiree Navarro/WireImage)

Tali Lennox has confirmed the death of her boyfriend in a moving Instagram post.q

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The daughter of singer Annie Lennox was involved in a kayaking accident with her long-term partner Ian Jones on Saturday. Their boat capsized just outside of Poughkeepsie, New York, and due to a strong current from a passing vessel Ian, 32, drifted away.

Tali was rescued and last night it was announced a body believed to be that of Ian had been recovered. The 22-year-old now appears to have confirmed it is that of her beau.

"My heart is shattered. My best friend, my soul mate, my partner in crime & creativity, the LOVE & LIGHT of my life is no longer with me," she captioned a picture of herself and Ian. "All the love that has been sent to me is giving me the strength to get through this. I know that he is so so happy that I was safely rescued. Let us honor & celebrate this beautiful soul & keep following the light (sic)."

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Many people have commented on the post, offering Tali words of support and well wishes.

The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office released a statement confirming a body had been found not far from the scene of the accident last night.

"Just after 12:00 pm on 8/10/15 a human male body was located in the Hudson River near the Poughkeepsie Yacht Club," it read.

Singer Annie Lennox (L) and artist Tali Lennox attend Tali Lennox Exhibition Opening Reception at Catherine Ahnell Gallery on March 18, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Desiree Navarro/WireImage)
Singer Annie Lennox (L) and artist Tali Lennox attend Tali Lennox Exhibition Opening Reception at Catherine Ahnell Gallery on March 18, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Desiree Navarro/WireImage)

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"The body has been removed, and is scheduled to undergo an autopsy on Tuesday 8/11/15 to determine the cause of death and identification.

"The body matches the description of Mr. Ian Jones, who has been missing in the Hudson River since the morning of Saturday 8/8/15 after a kayaking accident."

Ian and Tali had been dating for several years before his death.

British model and artist Tali Lennox, daughter of Eurythmics' singer Annie Lennox poses for pictures on the red carpet upon arrival to attend the British Fashion Awards 2014
British model and artist Tali Lennox, daughter of Eurythmics' singer Annie Lennox poses for pictures on the red carpet upon arrival to attend the British Fashion Awards 2014

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