Was Passenger in Jet That Struck North Tower

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NEW YORK ( -- Bill Weems, a well-known freelance commercial producer who worked for several small and midsized agencies, was among the passengers who died Sept. 11 when American Airlines Flight 11 struck the World Trade Center.

Mr. Weems lived in Marblehead, Mass., and was traveling from Boston to Los Angeles to attend a meeting with Energy Star, a client of Interpublic Group of Cos.' Mullen Advertising, Wenham, Mass.

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Some of his most recent work included an anti-smoking campaign for Havas Advertising's Arnold Worldwide and Tyco International via Interpublic's Bozell, Boston. Earlier in his career, he worked for September Productions, Boston.

"When we couldn't get Bill on a project, it was always a big disappointment," Bill Drake, creative director at Mullen, told "We started making sure we booked him well in advance -- first hold, second hold, it took all kinds of 'holds' to get our 'Weemsy.'

"This mild-mannered, sweet-hearted, genteel man always managed to introduce a special style of decorum and order into the ever-present chaos of television production," Mr. Drake said. "He had this humble, disarming dry wit that so many times turned a long trip into a hysterical laughing session. Bill will be forever missed and remembered by us all."

Mr. Weems is survived by his wife and daughter. His age was not known.

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