17 January 2013 12:34 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Dear Abby, you'll be missed. Pauline Phillips, who wrote under the pen name Abigail Van Buren, has died. Phillips originated the syndicated "Dear Abby" advice column that counseled millions of readers around the world on everything from love and marriage to family matters. She was 94. A statement from syndicator Universal Uclick confirmed her passing, saying the newspaper columnist had been battling Alzheimer's disease. Her daughter Jeanne Phillips, who took over "Dear Abby" after Pauline retired, said in the statement, "I have lost my mother, my mentor and my best friend." "My mother leaves very big high heels to fill with a legacy of compassion, »

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