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Former UT publisher dies at 60

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8 / AP) - Friends and family are mourning the loss of former Union-Tribune owner and publisher, David Copley.

Sixty-year-old Copley died at died at Scripps Memorial hospital Wednesday night after crashing his Aston Martin into a parked car on Silverado Street in La Jolla.

Copley's friend Dr. Robert Singer announced the death outside the hospital. Authorities say he was alone in the car at the time of the accident and the cause of the crash is still under investigation.

Copley underwent heart transplant surgery in 2005 and it's believed he may have suffered a heart attack behind the wheel.

The former publisher was well-known and loved by many in San Diego.

The Copley family owned the Union-Tribune for 81 years, and their name is on many of the city's cultural institutions.

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