Nicolas Cage's Father, August Coppola, Dead at 75

Thursday, Oct 29, 2009  |  Updated 2:45 PM PDT
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Nicolas Cage's Father, August Coppola, Dead at 75

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August Coppola and Nicolas Cage at the Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.

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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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