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Dr. Joyce Brothers, a popular psychologist who was also known as an author and general media personality, passed away today. She was 85 years old.

Publicist Sanford Brokaw broke the said news, confirming that his client died in New York City after a long battle with an unidentified illness.

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Brothers rose to fame after winning The $64,000 Question in 1955.

She went on to a wildly successful broadcast career that included hosting a syndicated talk show where she gave advice to listeners.

Dr. Joyce also appeared – typically as herself – on numerous of television programs, from Saturday Night Live to CHiPs, while making cameos in a range of films.

Also an author, Brothers wrote a number of best-selling books, including What Every Woman Should Know About Men in 1982 and Widowed. The latter, published in 1992, was inspired by the death of her husband of 40 years, Milton Brothers.

Dr. Joyce is survived by her daughter and our thoughts go out to her loved ones.