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Hector 'Macho' Camacho

Family Decides to Take

Boxer Off Life Support

11/22/2012 10:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Boxing legend Hector "Macho" Camacho will be taken off life support, the boxing legend's rep tells TMZ.

According to the rep, Camacho's family made the decision to remove him from life support after doctors declared he was brain dead.

The rep says the family is currently making funeral arrangements -- and are deciding between holding the services in either Puerto Rico or New York.

As we reported, Camacho was shot multiple times in a drive-by shooting on Tuesday in Puerto Rico. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he went into cardiac arrest.

The former boxing champ was reportedly in the passenger seat of a car ... when another vehicle rolled up and someone opened fire ... striking Camacho several times in the neck and face.

The driver of Camacho's car was killed in the attack. Cops say they recovered 10 baggies of cocaine from the car, 9 of which were on the driver's person.

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16.

OooooNooo!    

"Drive'n my train, high on cocaine,
Casey Jones better watch your speed.
Trouble ahead - trouble behind. . . "

615 days ago
17.

E_Araya    

This is just being @ the wrong place @ the wrong time. 'cause maybe the target was the drver.

615 days ago
18.

wendy    

i'm so sad for his family., not only does this happen, also thanksgiving will always be remembered this way....so sad

615 days ago
19.

iwin online    

huhu pray for you :(
i'm Vietnamese and i wanna nạp win
(vietnamese mean pray) for you, wish you all is well

615 days ago
20.

Rich    

So have the killer(S) been found. Or is it all about him having cocaine in the car. Sad to lose a great boxer to a killer.

615 days ago
21.

Princesskayleexo     

May he rest in peace.

615 days ago
22.

Miva    

So sad, he was a phenomenal boxer, troubled but amazing, found his ex wife Amy here http://fandaily.info/?p=38657, mother http://slimcelebrity.com/?p=3133 and sister http://fandaily.info/?p=38525

615 days ago
23.

ivan    

the heartless comments about this troubled kid who was one of the greatest lightweights ever is indicative of how cold we have become. This reminds me of the idiots who surrounded Justin bieber's car putting his life in danger and people here made nasty comments about him rather than the stupid photographers-they could have been haters with harm in their mind-think for a change.

615 days ago
24.

Miva    

So sad, he was a phenomenal boxer, troubled but amazing, found his ex wife Amy here http://fandaily.info/?p=38657, mother http://slimcelebrity.com/?p=3133 and sister http://fandaily.info/?p=38525

615 days ago
25.

xiam007    

drugs are bad, mkay?

615 days ago
26.

Jannie    

He's dead:

http(://)www(dot)elnuevodia(dot)com/fallecemachocamacho-1391503(dot)html

615 days ago
27.

verlinda    

R.I.P. Hector

615 days ago
28.

Jannie    

three-division former world champion
88 fights
79 won
45 by KO
6 loses
3 draws
NEVER KO'd

He wasn't a perfect human being, but he sure was one of the greatest PRican boxers ever. RIP.

615 days ago
29.

mari    

Rip this is a total,lost he was a great fighter my heart goes out to his mother and family no parent.shoulf have bury there son . Lets remember hector not his trouble past everyone has problems no need to judge him or talk s$it bout puerto rico every were is bad. Im puerto rican and I dont appreciate ignorant comments people make bout hector or pueryo rico look at ur life

615 days ago
30.

Ben    

Macho Camacho bad ass Boxer May he rest in piece! Prayers to his family on this Thanksgiving day ! I will always remember him as a Warrior! He lost the biggest fight of his career the fight for his life! R.I.P. Warrior

615 days ago
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