M0ANILA, Philippines – Rev Fr James Reuter, the American Jesuit priest best known for his work in the academe and media here in the Philippines, has died Monday, December 31. He was 96.

Reuter died of old age at 12:51 pm Monday, according to The Guidon, the official student paper of the Ateneo de Manila University, quoting the Jesuit Residence.

He died at the Our Lady of Peace Hospital in Parañaque City, and will be interred at Arlington Memorial, the Philippine Daily Inquirer reported.