'Dear Abby' founder dies at 94

(CNN) - Pauline Phillips, founder of the widely syndicated "Dear Abby" advice column, has died, according to syndication service that distributes the column.

She was 94.

Phillips, who wrote under the name of Abigail Van Buren, was the twin sister of Esther Pauline Lederer, also known as the advice columnist Ann Landers. Lederer died in June 2002 at the age of 83.

In 2001, Phillips acknowledged that her daughter Jeanne Phillips co-wrote the "Dear Abby" column with her.


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