SCORES of mourners turned out to bid a final farewell to two Stourport brothers who died just over a week apart.

Terry Tucholski, aged 72, and Paul Tucholski, aged 66, were buried together today (Wednesday June 22) after a service at St Bartholomew's Church at Areley Kings.

Kidderminster Shuttle: Terry and Paul TucholskiTerry and Paul Tucholski

The brothers, who both previously worked in the local carpet industry and were keen gardeners, lived together on Princess Way in Stourport.

Terry died in hospital after a routine operation last month, with Paul passing away just over a week later of a "broken heart."

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Around 50 people attended the funeral and a moving tribute penned by Terry's daughter Karina Webb was read out.

As the pair were rock music fans Whitesnake's 'Here I Go Again', 'Your Long Journey' by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss and a version of Led Zeppelin's 'Stairway To Heaven' by Heart were played.

Karina, aged 49, said: "They wanted to be together. It was very emotional because it was a double funeral. "They lived together. Paul retired last year and dad retired about ten years ago so dad would cook his tea for him.

"He didn't want to carry on without his brother.

"I'm glad they have been laid to rest together."

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Paul lived at the home on Princess Way all his life, with Terry moving back to the home 32 years ago.

Father of two and grandfather of six Terry was suddenly taken ill after an operation and died on May 14. An inquest is set to be held into his death in September.

He leaves behind his daughter Karina and son Ross Tucholski, aged 46.

Just over a week later on May 23, Karina found her uncle Paul unresponsive in the family home with a post-mortem confirming he had died of heart failure.

She said Paul had died of a "broken heart."