Two brothers who starred on the TLC reality show “My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding” were both found dead in what authorities believe was a double suicide.
Citing law enforcement sources, TMZ reports that Bill and Joe Smith, both 32, were both found hanged in a tree near a farm in Sevenoaks, England, this weekend. According to the Independent, police reported to the scene at about 11:30 a.m. on Saturday after the bodies were first discovered.
The TLC reality show ran for three seasons and followed itinerant Irish families. The Smith brothers appeared on the third season of the show when they were working as gardeners.
Family sources told the Telegraph that Joe Smith had been diagnosed with cancer.
“Joey had cancer, and Billy told him “I’d never be able to live without you,” a cousin told the Telegraph.
“Joey told the family he got the all-clear after chemo two months ago, but we don’t know if that’s true now.
Fellow reality star Paddy Doherty, who won “Celebrity Big Brother,” confirmed the tragic news on Facebook, according to TMZ.
“I’m very sorry for their troubles from the bottom of my heart. May God look after them, may God have mercy on them, they are two angels, harmless, they were unbelievable,” Doherty wrote.
According to the Independent, authorities are continuing to investigate the deaths, but do not believe they are suspicious.
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[Feature image: The Smith Twins/Paddy Doherty Facebook page]