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Hundreds of tributes paid to 'My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding' twins following suspected joint suicide

Hundreds of tributes have been paid to two “unbelievable” twin brothers who were found dead together on Saturday in a suspected double suicide.

Billy and Joe Smith, 32, who appeared on Channel 4 reality TV show My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding in 2014, are understood to have taken their own lives near Sevenoaks, Kent, on Saturday.

A Facebook page set up in their memory has 3,000 followers and describes their deaths, just two days after Christmas, as "heartbreaking".

Billy and Joe Smith, left, were found on Dibden Lane, right, near Sevenoaks in Kent. (Facebook/Google Maps)

Paddy Doherty, one of the Channel 4 series’ biggest stars, said the pair were “two angels” in a video tribute shared online, saying: "Two twin boys, two good looking boys, God rest their souls."

"I'm very, very sorry for their troubles, at the start of the New Year as well."

My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding twin brothers Billy, left, and Joe Smith were found dead on Saturday. (Facebook)

Carla Rumsey, who set up the Facebook page, said the pair were greatly loved and "lived for each other and their family".

She wrote: "They came into this world together and went into the next together.

"They were happy-go-lucky but it shows you cannot always see what hides behind a smile."

Billy's partner Kristina wrote on her own Facebook page on Sunday: “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.

“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.'

Their bodies were disovered on Dibden Lane, near Sevenoaks, Kent. (Google)

One user posted: “RIP bill and Joe my God give you the best bed in heaven still don't seem true one-of-a-kind rest in peace boys.”

Another wrote: “Sorry for your loss. Heaven gained two angels..Thoughts and prayers are with you & family.”

A tribute posted on Phoebe Charlene Smith's Facebook page on Sunday. (Facebook)

Billy Welch, a spokesman for Britain's Romani community, told The Telegraph that the community often “suffers in silence.”

He said: “This tragedy should be a wake-up call about high suicide rates among the travelling community.

“Life can be very difficult for Romany people and travellers, and they often suffer in silence.”

Officers from Kent Police said they were called at 11.34am on Saturday after the bodies were discovered in Dibden Lane, Sevenoaks.

A spokesperson for the force said the deaths were not being treated as suspicious.

The partner of Billy Smith, pictured, wrote a tribute to him on Facebook. (Facebook)
Family and friends of the brothers created a tribute page on social media, describing their deaths as 'heartbreaking'. (Facebook)

The lane where the bodies were found was closed off and a police car remained at the scene.

A Kent Police spokesman said on Saturday: “Inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the deaths are ongoing but they are not currently being treated as suspicious.”

An inquest into the deaths is likely to be held in the new year.