I can’t live if living is without you.The Widower Effect. Also: Twins edition. There are times however when death in close proximity is less cause and effect as it is uncanny coincidence. Take identical twins Julian and Adrian Riester. Born 92 years ago in Buffalo, the two were Franciscan friars who lived most of their lives at the St. Bonaventure Friary in upstate New York before retiring to Florida. They both died on Thursday within hours of each other. According the their joint obituary in the St. Petersburg Times, the twins made artisans tables and cabinets spending almost everyday in lockstep in their workshop or tending to the friary's gardens. The robed twins first studied radio technology in Los Angeles before moving back to upstate New York.