01/11/2013 01:32 pm ET

Vivian Brown Dead: San Francisco Loses One Of Its Iconic Twins

(01-11) 09:30 PST SAN FRANCISCO -- Vivian Brown, half of the iconic San Francisco twin sisters often spotted roaming North Beach together, died Wednesday night.

Brown, who was 85, died peacefully in her sleep at an assisted care facility in the city, said Barbara Farber, director of development for Jewish Family and Children's Services, a charity that helped support Brown and her sister over the last year.

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