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Pauline Esther Phillips, who was known to millions of newspaper readers in Thailand and around the world as the "Dear Abby" advice columnist Abigail Van Buren, has died. She was 94. 

Author and "Dear Abby" columnist Abigail Van Buren, seated at her desk with an IBM typewriter. (AFP photo)

She died Thursday in Minneapolis after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease, according to a statement by Universal Uclick, syndicator of Dear Abby. Phillips lived in Minnetonka, Minnesota.

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