(TMZ) - Pauline Phillips, the woman who founded the "Dear Abby" advice column, died yesterday at the age of 94. 

TMZ reports that Pauline had been battling Alzheimer's disease. 

Pauline's daughter, Jeanne, who took over the "Dear Abby" column, says "I have lost my mother, my mentor and my best friend."

She adds, "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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