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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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Uh oh i am screwed    

PLEASE Take the picture down! It is one thing to have to click through to see something like that but to have it on your main page is very upsetting to look at over and over.

668 days ago

Ozzie X    

That is a shame. Wish the best for his family.

668 days ago


Great boxer who made some very bad decisions in His personal life. He sure didn't deserve to be shot down in the street like a dog.

668 days ago


This is a very tragic and sad story Puerto Rico is mourning for our loss but now we know he is in a better place with the Lord. My heart goes out to his family knowing this is hard thing to go through and to all those people who keep saying it isnt a tragedy well for your information it is cause the boxing community has lossed one of the greatest fighters this world has seen yeah sure he had his troubles but we all do so please be more respectful because no one is perfect only God is.

668 days ago

Ozzie X    

Wish he didn't associate with morons.

668 days ago

Ozzie X    

much like the person that disliked my comment

668 days ago


Oscar De La Hoya and Hector Camacho. was a really great fight..I am sure oscar is upset as well

668 days ago


Was that picture take. Today?

668 days ago


I hope his organs are harvested.

668 days ago


Cocaine is helluva drug. RIP bro... #Truth!!

668 days ago


is it just me ... or what .. because i don't see any blood on his face or head ... in any of those pictures. the blood appears to be on his right side. is this a faked death because he's in trouble?

668 days ago


Again why complain about the picture they were running beside him going to the hospital with cameras running. Some cultures do that. Yes he may have been a great fighter in some eyes but he was with a drug dealer when he got shot.Add it up he isn't innocent here .

668 days ago

joe gillis    

late minute correction: he'd actually been brain dead for the last 15 years.

668 days ago


so sad. rip

668 days ago


Why the hell is it so hard for people to remember that this many was a great boxer. No Saint but really , I am thankful for the excitement he provided in the 80s boxing world , Holla

668 days ago
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