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Wednesday, 12 September, 2001, 15:08 GMT 16:08 UK
High-profile victims of US attacks
TV sitcom Frasier
The creator of Frasier was one of the celebrity victims
A number of celebrities and business figures were killed in the attacks on New York and Washington on Tuesday.

David Angell, creator and six-time Emmy-winning producer of TV comedy show Frasier was with his wife Lynn on board American Airlines Flight 11, the first plane to plough into the World Trade Center.

[David Angell] was a kind and gentle man with a quiet exterior that masked one of the sharpest comedy minds ever to write for television

Frasier co-producers David Lee and Peter Casey
The Angells were returning from their summer home in Massachusetts, where Mr Angell's brother said they had gone for the weekend to attend a family wedding.

"He was a kind and gentle man with a quiet exterior that masked one of the sharpest comedy minds ever to write for television," co-producers David Lee and Peter Casey said in a statement.

On the American Airlines Flight 77 that crashed into the Pentagon was Barbara Olson, a CNN commentator and wife of US Solicitor General Theodore Olson.

She locked herself in a toilet and called her husband on her mobile phone to say the flight had been hijacked by more than one hijacker wielding "box-cutters and knives".

Mrs Olson was a former congressional investigator and aide to Senate Minority Whip Don Nickles, and was also known for writing a book critical of Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Others who perished on Flight 11 included actress and photographer Berry Berenson, 53, the widow of actor Anthony Perkins and sister of actress Marisa Berenson.

World of business hit

Also on Flight 11 was Daniel C Lewin, co-founder of Akamai Technologies, a company selling technology to speed the delivery of internet information.

Mr Lewin, who attended graduate school at MIT, became an instant billionaire - on paper - in October 1999 when Akamai was floated on Wall Street.

Edmund Glazer, chief financial officer and vice-president of finance and administration of MRV Communications, a manufacturer of optical network components and systems, was also on Flight 11.

Two officials of the Los Angeles Kings hockey team - Garnet "Ace" Bailey, director of pro scouting, and amateur scout Mark Bavis - were aboard United Airlines Flight 175, the second plane to crash into the World Trade Center, a team spokesman said.

Also on Flight 77 was Leslie A Whittington, a Georgetown University professor.

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