Steven Dymond, who died by suicide after appearing on The Jeremy Kyle Show, will be laid to rest with a pauper’s funeral after no-one came forward to arrange the service.
Steven, 62, was found dead in his bedroom just days after appearing on The Jeremy Kyle Show.
On the episode, which was never aired, it was reported that he failed a lie detector test after being quizzed about cheating on his fiancée, Jane Callaghan.
He always denied the allegations and in a message left for his son, Carl Woolley, Dymond apparently continued to uphold his innocence over the cheating allegation.
A pauper’s funeral is carried out by a local authority when a person has died in circumstances where the family is unable to be traced, or no funeral arrangements have been made for that person.
Carl told the Mail Online: ‘I called after he got home from filming the episode. He was distraught over the break-up of the relationship.’
The health and safety adviser added: ‘He was adamant that he did not lie. He was so upset that he wasn’t making much sense, but he just kept repeating, “I haven’t cheated, Carl, I swear I haven’t cheated.”‘
Jane has now revealed that ‘no one else came forward’ to organise the funeral and subsequently Portsmouth City Council stepped in to cover the costs.
‘I just got a phone call from the council to say they had arranged the funeral themselves because no one else had come forward,’ she previously admitted.
‘I will go with my daughter because I don’t want to regret it later but I still have very mixed feelings about it.’
Steven’s death led to the cancellation of The Jeremy Kyle show.
He left three notes before his death – none of which blamed the programme for his decision – and Jane revealed she was sent the notes by the police, who found them after Steven’s landlord discovered his body.
‘I’m still all over the place. I was told there’s only a couple of people who asked to be kept informed of the funeral. It’s sad it has ended like this,’ Jane told The Mirror.
Steven will be buried at Kingston Cemetery in Portsmouth on 13 June.
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