Enrique Gratas has passed away at the age of 71, EstrellaTV confirmed via their Facebook account. "With deep sorrow, Estrella TV informs that the renown presenter and newsman Enrique Gratas died today October 8," the message reads. "Enrique Gratas that is part of the history of Spanish-language television in the United States, was at the forefront of 'Cierre de Edición' for the last six years. Our condolences to the family members. We will miss you dearly." Although the official cause of death was not revealed, it was known that he had a lung condition that made his health deteriorate.

Gratas hosted the Estrella TV late night news called "Cierre de Edición." He had been absent since late August and at the end of September the newscast released a audio statement with his voice. "I am going through a difficult time in my life," he said. "An illness that I have to fight to be able to overcome it, but I wanted you to know." Enrique Gratas is most notably known for his hard sensationalist newscast "Ocurrió Así," which was very succesful at the time. After several years helming the Telemundo newscast he jumped ship to Univisión to host the late night news with "Última Hora." Following his tenure at the network he once again made the move to Estrella TV where he was last seen. May he rest in peace.