Pauline Friedman Phillips, known to millions of newspaper readers as “Dear Abby,” has died. She was 94.
According Phillips’ publicist Gene Willis of Universal Uclick, she is at rest after a long battle with Alzheimer’s and is survived by her daughter Jeanne.
Phillips retired in 2002 when she passed the Dear Abby torch to Jeanne.
TMZ quoted Jeanne, saying: “I have lost my mother, my mentor and my best friend. My mother leaves very big heels to fill with a legacy of compassion, commitment and positive social change. I will honor her memory every day by continuing this legacy.”