Nicolas Cage's father, August Coppola, dies

October 29, 2009 11:59:17 AM PDT
Nicolas Cage's father, literature professor August Coppola, has died. He was 75. Coppola is the brother of filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola, and he taught literature and served as dean of creative arts at San Francisco State University.

Cage spokeswoman Annett Wolf said he died Tuesday after a heart attack.

Besides Cage, Coppola is survived by sons Christopher and Marc and three grandchildren.

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