Huge Fats Gypsy Weddings star Paddy Doherty shed a tear immediately after the coffin of his nephew arrived for his funeral following the arrival of his mates and family members in an enormous fleet of 16 white Rolls-Royce Phantom automobiles.
Mikey Connors’s funeral was held at St Michael’s Church in Ashtead, Surrey, forward of a ceremony at close by Epsom Cemetery immediately, almost a month after he died in an accident in Thamesmead, South East London.
A life-sized jockey, horse and cart made out of flowers had been the centrepiece to the funeral immediately following Mr Connors’s demise aged 32 after hitting a automobile whereas using a horse and cart on the A2016 Jap Means on July 28.
Huge Fats Gypsy Weddings star Paddy Doherty sheds a tear because the coffin of his nephew Mikey Connors arrives in Ashtead, Surrey
Mr Doherty on the funeral of his nephew Mr Connors, almost a month after the 32-year-old’s demise in South East London
Mr Connors after being hit by a automobile at excessive pace in London and his horse needed to be put down due to its accidents
Mr Doherty was considered one of ten pall-bearers who carried the coffin of his nephew after the top of the service
The coffin was positioned inside a white Mercedes hearse as each women and men wept as they bid Mr Connors farewell
Mr Doherty was clearly emotional as he got here to phrases with the demise of his nephew in the course of the funeral immediately
Mr Doherty was considered one of ten pall-bearers and watched emotionally because the coffin was positioned right into a Mercedes hearse
The coffin was held on the shoulders of ten well dressed males as a younger woman and boy led the procession
Naked-knuckle boxer Mr Doherty was famously befriended by speaker’s spouse Sally Bercow throughout Superstar Huge Brother in 2011
Relations banged on the facet of the baby-blue coffin and shouted after ‘Mikey’ and ‘God bless ya’
Mr Doherty is a former bare-knuckle boxer who rose to fame within the Channel four documentary collection Huge Fats Gypsy Weddings
Mr Doherty leant contained in the automobile and positioned his hand on the coffin. He was clearly upset as he steadied himself in opposition to the automobile
Mr Doherty was considered one of ten pall-bearers who carried the coffin of his nephew after the service. The coffin was held on the shoulders of ten well dressed males as a younger woman and boy led the procession.
They held a ‘WBC’ boxing belt and a framed photograph of Mr Connors kissing a small baby. Relations banged on the facet of the baby-blue coffin and shouted after ‘Mikey’ and ‘God bless ya’.
A girl adopted the coffin with a speaker, which performed ‘A Place within the Solar’ by Stevie Surprise, adopted by ‘Shotgun’ by George Ezra. Among the crowd sang alongside, whereas different pumped the air with their arms.
The coffin was positioned inside a white Mercedes hearse as mourners tearfully bid Mr Connors farewell. Mr Doherty leant contained in the automobile and positioned his hand on the coffin. He was clearly upset as he steadied himself in opposition to the automobile.
A girl adopted the coffin with a speaker, which performed ‘A Place within the Solar’ by Stevie Surprise, and ‘Shotgun’ by George Ezra
A woman carries an indication saying ‘Love you at all times, Daddy’ into the funeral as Mr Doherty (left) carries the coffin of Mr Connors
Mr Connors, the nephew of Huge Fats Gypsy Weddings star Paddy Doherty, was killed when his horse-and-cart was hit by a automobile
Two mourners arrive this morning, every carrying an power drink forward of the funeral of Mr Connors in Surrey
Shut family and friends arrive this morning for the funeral of the traveller who was killed in a horse and cart accident
A fleet of 16 Rolls Royce Phantom automobiles arrive at St Michael’s Church in Ashtead, Surrey, for the funeral of Mikey Connors
Two ladies arrive for the funeral in Surrey which occurred a month after the demise of Mr Connor in South East London
Mr Connor’s horse, Huge T, suffered in depth accidents within the accident and was put down by a vet. His brother Simey rushed to the scene of the accident after his brother failed to achieve the ending line following the race.
Talking about his demise on the time, Simey mentioned on Fb : ‘My coronary heart is in bits over you … I noticed you mendacity on the bottom I ran over and obtained on my knees to beg Jesus and Mary so that you can be OK.’
As we speak, every of the Rolls Royce Phantoms had two mild blue flags with the textual content ‘Mikey Connors, our legend, one in a billion, king of the highway’ as they blocked the highway on their arrival to the church in Ashtead.
Gypsy males arrived on the church sporting black shirts, tucked-in polo shirts and darkish wraparound sun shades, whereas high-heeled ladies turned up with pushchairs – clutching cans of power drinks and cigarettes.
A view of the grave website of late traveller Mr Connors forward of his funeral immediately at Epsom Cemetery in Surrey
A mourner pushes a pram as others arrive for the funeral in Surrey following Mr Connors’s demise on July 28
A tribute image at Mr Connors’ grave website earlier than his funeral immediately, following his demise almost a month in the past in Thamesmead
Mr Connor’s brother Simey had rushed to the scene of the accident after his brother failed to achieve the ending line
The funeral comes almost a month after Mr Connors died in an accident with a automobile whereas using a horse and cart on a highway
A boy steps out of one of many white Rolls-Royce Phantoms earlier than the funeral of the traveller who was killed in an accident
A white Mercedes funeral automobile then introduced Mr Connors’s coffin to the church as round 200 individuals gathered outdoors to pay homage earlier than going inside. The doorway to the church was marked by a purple carpet and a blue 1977 Bedford pick-up truck.
Contained in the traditional truck’s window was a small poster devoted to Mikey, with the textual content ‘our one in a billion’. The burial is because of happen two-and-a-half miles away, at Epsom and Ewell cemetery.
A lavish send-off – full with symbolic reminiscences of the racer’s life – was deliberate. Resulting in the grave was a 50ft purple carpet – which ran by the positioning, surrounded by bushes and a view of London within the distance.
A big horse and drawn cart stood manufactured from flowers, with a blue wreath and rider manufactured from inexperienced flowers – full with a white helmet and a Nike tick on his breast.
Pals and family members posted dozens for Fb messages paying tribute to Mr Connors following his demise final month
Floral tributes and big pictures have been left at Epsom Cemetery in Surrey forward of the funeral immediately
One in every of Mr Connors’s mates left a home floral tribute, with the road: ‘Could you get the perfect mattress in heaven’
Mr Connors has been remembered in a collection of pictures after he was killed in a accident on his horse and cart
There have been flowers adorning massive pictures of Mr Connors and his household – from holidays to Common Studios to smiling household portraits with Mr Doherty.
Written on one shrine was ‘352 World File’ – presumably referring to horsecart racing – clearly a significant a part of Mr Connors’s life.
There was additionally a small white bungalow of flowers with a black roof and brown trim – written on prime was ‘could you get the perfect mattress in heaven’.
Lastly, a Rolex watch was manufactured from brown flowers – displaying the time of two.46, with the date ’21’.
A collage of pictures put collectively on a board at Epsom Cemetery this morning forward of Mr Connors’s funeral
Floral tributes together with pictures of Mr Connor have been left by mates and family members at Epsom Cemetery immediately
The pictures encompass the plot the place Mr Connors will likely be laid to relaxation at Epsom Cemetery immediately
A purple carpet was laid out for mourners on the grave website of Mr Connors this morning in Epsom Cemetery
Paddy Doherty is an Irish former bare-knuckle boxer who rose to fame within the Channel four documentary collection Huge Fats Gypsy Weddings (left) and later turned recognized for successful Superstar Huge Brother collection eight in 2011 (proper)
Following Mr Connors’s demise, a person was arrested on suspicion of harmful driving. A police spokesman mentioned: ‘The driving force of the automobile, a 30-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of demise by harmful driving.
‘Officers from the Met’s Roads and Transport Policing Command are main the investigation. We’re interesting for witnesses to come back ahead; particularly, motorists who could have dashcam footage.’
Mr Doherty is an Irish former bare-knuckle boxer who rose to fame within the Channel four documentary collection Huge Fats Gypsy Weddings and later turned recognized for successful Superstar Huge Brother collection eight in 2011.
He was additionally famously befriended by speaker’s spouse Sally Bercow, showing alongside her in Superstar Huge Brother and starring in actuality present When Paddy Met Sally. She later took Mr Doherty and his spouse on a tour of Parliament.