The journalist Carmen Jovet announced today the death of Pedro Juan Rúa, a university professor and father of her two children, Pedro and Javier Rúa Jovet.
At the beginning of her program Hot this morning in NotiUno 630, Jovet reported Rúa's departure with regret.
"Rest in peace," said the veteran journalist who also thanked the expressions of affection at this painful moment. 
Rúa died of natural causes "while he was sleeping, he did not wake up," his son Pedro told Primera Hora by telephone. He was 77 years old, he added.
Rúa was a professor in the Department of Social Sciences of the Faculty of General Studies at the University of Puerto Rico in Río Piedras.
He is survived by his sons Pedro, Javier and Russell Rúa Rodríguez.