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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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46.

dd    

So very sad....RIP

515 days ago
47.

Dee    

:-(

515 days ago
48.

Mike L    

Feel worse for the family then him. He was a schmuck for getting involved with drugs and druggies. He doesn't deserve to live. His family on the other hand now has to deal with the loss of a family member and they did nothing wrong.

515 days ago
49.

lana.melendez    

one of the few famous PRs we had to look up to on the national stage when i was young. and again fame and fortune brings drugs and crime. i'll be sad if they choose to let him go on thanksgiving. note to tmz: that was disrespectful to publish that picture of his friends uncovered body on the street.

515 days ago
50.

Don Diego    

What a shame, Julian kozert real man will not talk like that about other people tragedy.

515 days ago
51.

boker    

I think that we pretty much all feel the same about Hector's death. He was a great fighter, family man, And all around good guy! Nothing but sadness about
this terrible act by some ass.
Rest In Peace Hector Camacho.

515 days ago
52.

get real    

Was This a Drug Hit!

515 days ago
53.

romba    

Puerto Ricans agreed to take someone off life support? I thought they'd just punch the doctors and nurses and spend their drug money keeping him alive.

515 days ago
54.

mari    

Sum people need.shut **** up bout puerto ricans u ****in ignorant mutha..****as

515 days ago
55.

mari    

Let hector rip u ****in ignorant *******s u knw.damn well if he was.still alive yall would nevea.say that **** yall dnt got nuttin bettea ekse to do than judge ur not god only he can judge yall sint saints yall all got ur own demons and problems

515 days ago
56.

Sxhj143    

So sad. R.I.P. Hector Macho Camacho. I grew up watching you fight. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family.

515 days ago
57.

Fibb    

RIP macho, this is just another reminder of how short or lives on earth really are, here Today, gone later Today.....Believe & trust in GOD people, because in the end God is all we have.

515 days ago
58.

Ms NY    

He still looked good for 50 but what the hell was he involved in over there?? Rip macho. I had the biggest crush on him back in the day!

515 days ago
59.

LetsBeReAL    

Of course they did. He's worth more to them dead. Sad but true.

515 days ago
60.

Hate_NY_Teams     

Wow !! What a f!%

515 days ago
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