30 December 2019 02:41
Two twin brothers who starred in a TV reality show were found dead in a suspected suicide pact after telling family that they "couldn't live without each other". The bodies of Billy and Joe Smith, who were both aged 32, were found together in a tree near a farm in Sevenoaks, Kent, on Saturday morning. The brothers came from a family of Romani gypsies and featured in the popular television show My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding in 2013. Only days before their suspected suicide, the pair were filmed dancing and singing together at a wedding. Close family members, however, are understood to have privately raised concerns about their state of mind in recent weeks.
TWO brothers found dead in a suspected double suicide have been named as stars of the hit reality show My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding. The 32-year-old twins - named locally as Billy and Joe Smith - were discovered in a tree in woodland, close to a farm, shortly before midday yesterday in rural Kent. 9 The dead men were named locally as Billy and Joe Smith Credit: Facebook 9 They featured in the third series of My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding and were filmed in Tenerife 9 Their family had previously expressed concern for the pair, say reports 9 The bodies of twin brothers were found together in a country lane yesterday in Sevenoaks, Kent Credit: Nick Obank - The Sun Billy's partner Kristina Delaney, from Cheltenham, wrote on Facebook: "Hardest day of my life. Did everything for me showed me love i never had you always see stuff like this but you just never think it'll happen to you. "I can't believe I have to type this together struggling to speak never mind put a sentence together, I'm gonna make you so so proud my bill, my life, my angel." Big Brother and Gypsy Wedding star Paddy Doherty also paid tribute and posted a video calling the brothers "angels".
9 Tributes have now been paid to the popular pair Credit: Channel 4 9 It followed the everyday lives of Britain's travelling community Credit: Channel 4 Their family are reported to have previously expressed concern for the pair - who first featured on TV throughout 2013. At a wedding two weeks ago the brothers recorded a video as they sang and danced to Mariah Carey's All I Want for Christmas Is You. A Facebook user wrote: "Nobody has TOMORROW this was videod less than 2 weeks ago there they were full of life and now there gone. Police closed the lane in an isolated area of Sevenoaks, Kent, following the incident — which sources said appeared to be a joint suicide. He added the brothers had recently celebrated their birthday on December 16. "I saw Joe a few times when he would come round the house but I didn't know him that well," he said.
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