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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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Sad. :(

668 days ago


RIP Camacho.. 😪You will NEVER be forgotten. And for those haters that is posting all that ignorant stuff.. Ya ain't nobody and ya not even thought of or talked about like Hector Camacho!! Talking all that crap is ya only way to be notice! Stop hating because the only Talent ya got is talking ****! If I can even call it that! My heart go out to camacho's family and Fans! Much love for Camacho! Always..

668 days ago


Regardless off what the man was involved in, my heart goes out to his mother and children.

668 days ago


Camacho was a legend no matter what. Reason I started watching boxing as a kid. Kept me in the house and out of trouble for a few hours. Thanks for all the good fights, Macho. Rest brother.

668 days ago


Doesn't sound like a random act of violence..with drugs in the car, sounds like a drug related crime

668 days ago


I am very sorry for his family and god receive your son in heaven !.

This is a knock alert specially celebs, who thinks are inmortal. LEARN FROM EXPERIENCES. LIFE IS A GIFT , AND IT COMES ONCE. LETS MEDITATE AND DO THE RIGHT THING !

668 days ago


No matter what his lifestyle choices may have been it is always a sad day when someone looses there life from guns, drugs, incompetence, whatever is not natural. People who choose to bring all the nastiness up are not seeing the big picture out side of the challenges his life dealt him and wrong choices he may have made. He has family like most of us have who loved him unconditionally and who are deeply affected by the soon to be loss of his life. Your negativity is unnecessary really.

668 days ago


Qué el Señor te tenga en su santa gloria, Hector. Thank you for bringing us so much joy while in the ring. I enjoyed watching your matches. Rest in peace, my brother.

668 days ago



668 days ago

There's a problem here    

Brain dead is ugly. I'm glad to hear his family is taking him out of that hell and sending him on. RIP.

668 days ago

S. Segal, Deputy Sheriff    

Where does it say he was a drug dealer??? Read before you comment, his friend had 9 bags on him not Hector.

668 days ago


You live by the gun, you die by the gun. He never learned his lesson and now look where he's at. RIP Camacho.

668 days ago


time to get those responsible and let them experience death that they handed out in the same manner

668 days ago

Niall Higgins    

May you rest peacefully and be looking down on you family and loved one watching over them guiding them and keeping them safe.

668 days ago


I'm very dissaponted that some people are been ignorant on this greatest legend lost Hector Macho Camacho. Yeah he made some mistakes he is human we all make mistakes we shouldn't judge him. He was a great son.brother.father.boxer and co host in Univision channel . My sincere condolences to his mom and dad family thank u macho camacho for the memories u had left behind p.r. Had the best boxer and the only 1 macho camacho r.i.p.

668 days ago
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