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Half brothers die jogging days apart: Terrible coincidence befalls two men

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News that half brothers die jogging days apart is hard to comprehend, but that happened to Peter Berry, 60, and his half-brother, Ryan Berry, 68.

ABC News reports Jan. 23 that Ryan Berry was in a marathon New Year's Eve at Brooklyn Prospect Park when he went into cardiac arrest. He died on Jan. 9.

Peter was also jogging when he suddenly collapsed and died instantly from a heart attack on Sunday. He was running in Central Park. The half brothers who died jogging days apart is a terrible coincidence -- and although they were both fit athletes -- they died unexpectedly from something serious health-wise.

Charles Berry -- the half brothers' last surviving sibling -- said it has been a "shock for the whole family."

Ryan Berry was a "respected figure in the vegetarian and vegan movements. He self-published a book titled 'Vegan Guide to New York City' and wrote several other books on the history of vegans and vegetarians," the report said.

Peter Berry worked in tax and corporate law and was a graduate of Yale and Boston University Law School.

"Peter was in very good shape," Charles Berry said. "He was incredible with yoga — very limber."

The half brothers have also run in the New York Marathon.

It is shocking enough to learn that half brothers die jogging days apart, but the fact that they were also in great physical shape is extremely unsettling.

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