"Dear Abby" advice columnist Pauline Phillips dead at 94

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DEAR ABBY RECEIVES STAR ON HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME.(Reuters) – Pauline Phillips, the "Dear Abby" newspaper columnist who dished out advice to millions of confused, troubled and lovesick readers in America and around the world, has died at the age of 94, her daughter said on Thursday. Phillips, whose twin sister Esther wrote the rival "Ask Ann Landers" column, died in Minneapolis on Wednesday after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. "I have lost my mother, my mentor and my best friend," daughter Jeanne Phillips said in a statement released by the syndicator of the "Dear Abby" column, Universal Uclick. …