Jan 18, 2013 | G-BLOG | 0 comments

Pauline Phillips, the creator of the “Dear Abby” advice column died Wednesday after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Phillips was 94.

She started the column in 1956 and in 1987 her daughter Jeanne started writing the famed column with her. Phillips retired in 2002 after she started showing symptoms of Alzheimer’s and her daughter took over the column completely.
“I have lost my mother, my mentor and my best friend,” Jeanne told TMZ in a statement. “My mother leaves very big high heels to fill with a legacy of compassion, commitment and positive social change. I will honor her memory every day by continuing this legacy.”
Phillips wrote under the pen name Abigail Van Buren and shared advice on everything from dating to snoring spouses for more than 40 years, having amassed more than 90 million newspaper readers.
Pauline’s twin sister Esther “Eppie” Lederer wrote the “Ann Landers” advice column. She died in 2002 at the age of 83.

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