Pauline Friedman Phillips, who under the name of Abigail Van Buren, wrote the long-running “Dear Abby” advice column that was followed by millions of newspaper readers throughout the world, has died. She was 94.
Earlier this week, Bob Birch, Elton John’s bassist of 20 years, passed away at the age of 56 near his Los Angeles home. Now John and frequent tourmate/fellow piano man Billy Joel have paid respects to Birch on their respective websites.
Bob Birch, the longtime bassist for Elton John’s backing band, died this morning (August 15), John’s official website confirms.