Rest in Peace, Dear Abby:
Pauline Phillips, the woman known to the world as “Dear Abby,” died Wednesday at age 94, a rep for Phillips’ daughter Jeanne confirmed to ABC News.
Phillips struggled with Alzheimer’s disease for years. By the mid-1990s, she was already co-writing her column with her daughter Jeanne and as the illness progressed, she passed on the torch completely. The original Dear Abby officially retired in 2002.