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Funeral held for Tali Lennox’s boyfriend

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Published 16/08/2015 | 11:47

Tali Lennox and Ian Jones
Tali Lennox and Ian Jones
Tali Lennox has described Ian Jones as the "love and light" in her life

Tali Lennox mourned her boyfriend at his funeral yesterday.

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The daughter of singer Annie Lennox was joined by her mother and 300 others at the ceremony in Pennsylvania. While she wasn’t photographed outside the church, it’s believed she was in attendance.

Tali Lennox survived the accident
Tali Lennox survived the accident

 Ian (32) and 22-year-old Tali were involved in a kayaking accident in the Hudson River last weekend. While the British model was saved, her photographer-and-model boyfriend tragically drowned on Saturday August 8 and his body was found two days after the incident.

 Ian had struggled with alcohol abuse, which his mother, Sherron Jones, addressed in front of the congregation on Saturday.

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

“It’s going to be really, really hard to imagine my life without him,” she said, according to New York Daily News.

“Although he gave me troubles — a lot, a lot… Despite that, these last four years of sobriety were a real blessing.”

Artist Tali Lennox (L) and Ian Jones
Artist Tali Lennox (L) and Ian Jones
Tali Lennox and Ian Jones
Tali Lennox attends the CHANEL Paris-Salzburg 2014/15 Metiers d'Art Collection at Park Avenue Armory
Tali Lennox arriving at Harper's Bazaar Women of the Year Awards at Claridge's Hotel, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday November 5, 2013. Photo credit should read: PA Wire
Tali Lennox and Annie Lennox

It’s thought alcohol may have played a part in Ian’s drowning, but investigators are yet to receive the toxicology results.

“[He did] stumble along the way. Who doesn’t?” his aunt, Kim Michie, said. “But he was blessed. He was blessed in his career as a model and he was blessed to find his passion for his photography.”

The service lasted an hour and was held by Pastor Del Smith, who had known Ian since he moved to the church in Pennsylvania ten years ago.

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