Funeral of My Big Fat Gypsy brothers Billy and Joe Smith in Sevenoaks ...

Mourners turned out in their hundreds for the funerals of twin brothers and stars of My Big Fat Gypsy Billy and Joe Smith who killed themselves just after Christmas.

The twins, 32, were found hanging side by side from trees near their homes in Sevenoaks, Kent, on December 28 last year. 

They left a suicide note for their grandmother, who later revealed Joe had battled cancer and the pair both became depressed as they struggled to cope with his diagnosis.

Today they are being laid to rest at Sevenoaks Cemetery in Kent following an emotional procession through the town and a funeral service at St John the Baptist Church. 

Friends and family met at their grandmother Phoebe's home in Sevenoaks this morning, carrying ornate floral tributes in the shape of a bottle of Jack Daniels, Jose Cuervo tequila and a Rolex watch, before following the cortege to the church.   

Funeral-goers were dressed in black and red and welcomed into the church to the sounds of 'He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother' by The Hollies before an introduction from Father Robin.

After the service, the coffins were returned to their separate white horse-drawn carriages to be taken to Greatness Park Cemetery, where friends and relatives held a private burial. 

Mourners have turned out in their hundreds for the funerals of twin brothers and stars of My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding Billy and Joe Smith, in Sevenoaks, Kent, who killed themselves just after Christmas

Mourners have turned out in their hundreds for the funerals of twin brothers and stars of My Big Fat Gypsy Billy and Joe Smith, in Sevenoaks, Kent, who killed themselves just after Christmas 

Mourners are pictured clutching the side of the carriage carrying one of the brothers' coffins to the church in Sevenoaks

Mourners are pictured clutching the side of the carriage carrying one of the brothers' coffins to the church in Sevenoaks 

A female mourner is pictured in bright red with a black fascinator as she smokes a cigarette and looks at the coffins

A female mourner is pictured in bright red with a black fascinator as she smokes a cigarette and looks at the coffins 

The funeral cortege made its way through the streets of the Kent town as mourners looked on to pay their respects

The funeral cortege made its way through the streets of the Kent town as mourners looked on to pay their respects 

Female members of the travelling community are pictured outside St John the Baptist Church after the coffins arrived

Female members of the travelling community are pictured outside St John the Baptist Church after the coffins arrived 

A woman is seen in tears as she waits to go into the funeral service for Billy and Joe Smith, 32, of Sevenoaks, Kent

A woman is seen in tears as she waits to go into the funeral service for Billy and Joe Smith, 32, of Sevenoaks, Kent 

A woman is seen breaking down in tears as the Smiths' funeral cortege made its way through the centre of Sevenoaks earlier

A woman is seen breaking down in tears as the Smiths' funeral cortege made its way through the centre of Sevenoaks earlier 

Overcome with grief, mourners are pictured embracing one another outside the church in Kent this morning

Overcome with grief, mourners are pictured embracing one another outside the church in Kent this morning 

Mourners dressed in red and black to attend the service, which began to the sounds of 'He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother' by The Hollies

Mourners dressed in red and black to attend the service, which began to the sounds of 'He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother' by The Hollies 

One of the brothers is taken into the church in Sevenoaks in his coffin carried by members of the community

One of the brothers is taken into the church in Sevenoaks in his coffin carried by members of the community 

Billy and Joe Smith, 32, were found hanging side by side in a wooded area near their homes in Sevenoaks, Kent, on December 28 last year

Billy and Joe Smith, 32, were found hanging side by side in a wooded area near their homes in Sevenoaks, Kent, on December 28 last year

UB40's 'Many Rivers To Cross' then rang through the aisles as per the brothers' request before Father Robin's opening prayer.

A letter they wrote before they died was read by a woman named Sarah. 

One tribute included a poem which read: 'Billy and Joey, my babies, you are so very special and we're so from the start. I held you in my arms and deeply in my heart.

'And like two single drops of rain that on still waters fall, your lives did ripples make, you touched the hearts of all.

'You have now gone to play, with angels in the heaven up above. We will keep your special memories and treasure them with love.

'Although, my darling babies, you were with us just a while, you will live in our hearts forever, with your remembered smiles.

'My Lord, please hold them in your arms, and treasure them with care. Make up for all they suffered, and all they had to bear.

'Please whisper in their ears, in case they didn't hear, how much we truly love them, and wish they still were here.'

Friends of the twins then read a poem for them that ended 'till we meet again, rest in paradise, boys.'

Hymns also included 'Allelujah, Worthy Is The Lamb For You Are Holy', 'Peace Like A River, Love Like A Mountain' and 'Let My Living Water Flow Over My Soul.'

Other songs played at the service were Gill Diamond's 'You'll Never Walk Alone' and Mariah Carey's 'One Sweet Day' dedicated to Joe by his estranged wife Charmaine.

The grounds of St John the Baptist Church in Sevenoaks, Kent is pictured crowded with friends, family and other members of the travelling community before the funerals began

The grounds of St John the Baptist Church in Sevenoaks, Kent is pictured crowded with friends, family and other members of the travelling community before the funerals began 

The white coffins adorned with rose gold were carried out of the ornate white carriage pulled by white horses and carried into the church for the service to begin

The white coffins adorned with rose gold were carried out of the ornate white carriage pulled by white horses and carried into the church for the service to begin 

Friends, family and other members of the travelling community met at their grandmother Phoebe's home in Sevenoaks this morning, carrying ornate floral tributes in the shape of a bottle of Jack Daniels and a Rolex watch, before following the funeral cortege to the church

Paying tribute: An ornate floral tribute is pictured in the style of a Rolex watch

Friends, family and other members of the travelling community met at their grandmother Phoebe's home in Sevenoaks this morning, carrying ornate floral tributes in the shape of a bottle of Jack Daniels and a Rolex watch, before following the funeral cortege to the church

One set of flowers was in the shape of 'Billy and Joe's red wine' with the word 'cousin' and two glasses on it, while two made up silver and gold Rolex watches

One set of flowers was in the shape of 'Billy and Joe's red wine' with the word 'cousin'

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