'My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding' twins die (32) after apparent joint suicide

2019-12-30 07:12
bill and joe smith

UPDATE: Monday 30 December at 17:35

According to The Daily Beast it may have been Joey Smith's cancer diagnoses which prompted the brothers to take their own lives.   

A cousin of the two men told The Telegraph that Billy expressed he would never be able to live without his brother - following the diagnoses.  

Cape Town – Twin brothers and stars of the TLC reality show, My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding, Bill and Joe Smith, were found dead on the side of the road on Saturday in Kent, England.

The brothers were 32 years old and while the cause of death was not made public as an inquest into the incident still needs to be made, The Sun reports sources saying it may have been a joint suicide.

Tributes came pouring in for the brothers.

According to E! News, Paddy Doherty, Bill and Joe's co-star on My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding, said on Facebook, "Two twin boys, two good-looking boys. God bless their souls. That's a terrible, terrible tragedy. Pray for the boys' family, the boys' mother and father, help them be strong and get through this. I'm very, very sorry for your troubles. Anyone watching this please say a prayer for those left behind. May God look after them. They are two angels. They're in the kingdom of Heaven, walking on gold."

Kristina Delaney, Bill's partner, also wrote on Facebook, "Hardest day of my life. RIP my perfect bill you were so pure so lovely. You made me the happiest girl. 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."

She added, "Joe I tried telling you [with] our phone calls many times, I said to you, just wait for time to heal you. I wish I could have done more for you both..." before updating her profile picture to a picture of the brothers.

Sharing the suicide prevention line, TLC also commented on the tragic deaths writing on Twitter, "Our hearts go out to the family and friends of siblings Bill and Joe Smith at this difficult time."

For a suicidal emergency contact 0800 567 567 or call the 24hr helpline at 0800 456 789. 

Compiled by Bashiera Parker (Sources: The SunE! NewsFacebook, Twitter, Variety)

(Photo: Getty Images)

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