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Pauline Friedman Phillips, who wrote the syndicated 'Dear Abby' advice column under the pen name Abigail Van Buren, has died at age 94.
Her publicist said she passed away on Jann. 16, 2013, after battling Alzheimer's disease.
Her column, which often answered readers' questions about family and relationship problems, often ran in newspaper alongside her twin sister Ann Landers' -- whose real name was Esther Friedman Lederer. She died in 2002 at age 84.
(Pictured: From left: Pauline Phillips, original author of the 'Dear Abby' column and Ann Landers (Esther Friedman Lederer), right are shown in a photo from June 1986, at their 50th high school reunion in Sioux City, Iowa.)
(AP Photo / John Gaps III)