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Plea for My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding's Billy and Joe Smith to be buried together

A public plea has been issued to ensure twin brothers who were found dead together in Sevenoaks woodland are buried side by side.

The bodies of Billy and Joe Smith were discovered together, hanged from a tree off Dibden Way, on the morning of December 28.

Joe and Billy Smith
Joe and Billy Smith

The brothers starred on Channel 4 TV show My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding and have inspired an outpouring of tributes in recent weeks.

However, those close to the pair have suggested there are disagreements in the family about plans for their funeral arrangements.

Billy and Joe are said to have made it clear in their last moments, and in letters to loved ones before taking their own lives, that they were "right where we want to be" - by each other's side.

It is thought they had made a suicide pact after Joe discovered he had cancer and an inquest opening earlier this month revealed a heartbreaking note had been left to relatives.

However, a petition page - currently signed by more than 40 people - claims some members of the family have different plans in mind and want to see the brothers laid to rest in separate locations.

Joe and Billy Smith were found dead in Sevenoaks last month
Joe and Billy Smith were found dead in Sevenoaks last month

The page reads: "The boys loved their family dearly and would have loved nothing more than to be at home with their Granny.

"With a broken heart I urge you all to sign this petition to keep our twin boys together.

"Born together, died together and should be buried together side by side."

A GoFundMe appeal has also been created.

The inquest into their deaths earlier this month was adjourned for a full hearing at later date, as yet unspecified.

For confidential support on an emotional issue, call Samaritans on 116 123 at any time.

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