Annie Lennox's Daughter ‘Shattered' After Boyfriend's Death in Kayak Accident: He Was ‘My Best Friend'

Annie Lennox's daughter posted a heartbreaking message on Instagram mourning the loss of her boyfriend, whose body was found several days after the duo's kayak capsized in the Hudson River.

"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," Tali Lennox-Fruchtmann wrote Monday night.

The body of her boyfriend, Ian Jones, was recovered in the river earlier that day, more than 48 hours after Saturday's kayak accident near the Staatsburgh State Historic Site. The medical examiner confirmed Tuesday that the body was indeed Jones.

Both Lennox-Fruchtmann and Jones fell into the water. A passing boat picked up the Grammy-winning singer's daughter, but Jones got separated from her.

"All the love that has been sent to me is giving me the strength to get through this," Lennox-Fruchtmann wrote on Instagram.

She added, "I know that he is so so happy that I was safely rescued. Let us honor &celebrate this beautiful soul &keep following the light."

She also shared photos of the couple in a photo booth laughing, smiling and kissing each other.

Neither Lennox-Fruchtmann nor Jones was wearing a life jacket, and alcohol might have played a role in the accident, authorities said. Weather reports indicated that strong rip currents were also present in the area around the time of the capsize.

Police said Tuesday there were no signs of foul play; Jones' death is considered to be an accidental drowning.

Over the past few months, Lennox-Fruchtmann and Jones have expressed their love for each other on social media. Jones recently shared a photo of his girlfriend after a brief getaway.

"I am coming home to you @Talilennox!" Jones wrote to the photo, which showed him kissing his girlfriend on the forehead. Less than a week ago. the 32-year-old model and photographer shared an image of Lennox-Fruchtmann painting inside her apartment.

[NATL] Top News Photos: Pope Visits Japan, and More

Contact Us