Nicolas Cage's Father, August Coppola Dies

Actor Nicholas Cage arrives for the screening of his film "Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans" at the Toronto International Film Festival on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2009. AP Photo

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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