Ronnie and Donnie Galyon, of Beavercreek, Ohio, were born joined at the
abdomen on Oct. 28, 1951. In 2014, the brothers earned the distinction
of being the world’s oldest set of conjoined twins shortly before their
WHIO reported that the two died in hospice care in Dayton, their brother Jim said.
Starting as children, the brothers appeared in carnivals and circuses as
a sideshow attraction. Jim Gaylon told Mlive that their income
supported their family for years. TLC aired a documentary about the men
The brothers retired from entertaining in 1991, and lived alone until
2010 when health problems prompted them to move in with family members.
The Dayton community raised funds and helped renovate their new home to
allow the brothers to navigate in a custom wheelchair, the Dayton Daily