Is there any relatives of the Krays still alive? And when did the twins older brother die?

Britain's notorious gangster twins Reggie and Ronnie Kray had no children of their own, and their only known relatives who appear to be still alive are two descendants of their older brother, Charlie Kray - his daughter, and Charlie's grandson.

Charlie Kray died on 4 April 2000. His common law wife, Diane Buffini, was at his side at the time of his death, but we do not know whether she is still alive or not. Charlie's death left Reggie Kray the only living brother at the time, as Ronnie Kray had died of a heart attack five years prior on 17 March 1995. Reggie died almost six months after Charlie on 1 October 2000.

Charlie's daughter, Nancy, is still alive as far as we know, as also appears to be her son and Charlie's grandson, Joseph Jones. Charlie had two children with his wife, Doris Moore (also referred to in past accounts as Dorothy or Dolly) - daughter Nancy and son Gary. Although Charlie's paternity in Nancy's case was reportedly in question, he still raised her as his own.

Gary, who was homosexual, died childless on 8 March 1996, four years before his father. Nancy made a request in 2004 to have her father's body exhumed in an attempt to get DNA testing done to prove he was really her father.

Nancy's son Joseph and her ex-husband, Norman Jones, were found guilty and jailed for life in 2009 in the death of John Finney, whose corpse was found dismembered in Ickleford in 2008. Finney's hands and head were never found.

Martin and Gary Kemp, the brothers (but not twins) who played Ronnie and Reggie Kray in the 1990 film The Krays, are soon to be presenting a new TV series about the history of gangs in Britain for the Crime and Investigations Network, the media reported in September 2012. Gary and Martin Kemp initially found fame as members of English band Spandau Ballet in the 1980s.

Updated on Tuesday, September 18 2012 at 06:58AM BST
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