The Original “Dear Abby” is Dead

Who will give us advice now?

Pauline Friedman Phillips, who as Abigail Van Buren — “Dear Abby” — for more than 40 years dispensed advice to newspaper readers worldwide on everything from snoring spouses to living wills, has died. She was 94.

Phillips died Wednesday in Minneapolis after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a statement from Universal Uclick syndicate.

Her twin sister was the “other” advice columnist known publicly as Ann Landers. [Los Angeles Times]