Pauline Phillips, who created the iconic advice column "Dear Abby," has died at the age of 94, TMZ reports.
A representative for Phillips told the website that Phillips had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease.
Phillips, who founded the column in 1956, wrote under the pen name Abigail Van Buren. Her daughter, Jeanne Phillips, assumed control the column from her mother in 2002 after co-writing it for years.
Phillips' twin, Esther, who died in 2002, wrote another popular advice column, writing as Ann Landers.
"I have lost my mother, my mentor and my best friend," Jeanne said of her mother's passing, according to TMZ. "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."
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