Cage bereaved

LOS ANGELES: 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 August Coppola died on October 26 after a heart attack. Besides Cage, Coppola is survived by sons Christopher and Marc and six grandchildren.