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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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76.

Deelight    

R.I.P Hector!!!!

616 days ago
77.

Toyotaking    

My sincere condolences to his mom and dad family thank u macho camacho for the memories u had left behind.

616 days ago
78.

LISA    

Very tragic and sad. My condolences to his family, friends and fans.

616 days ago
79.

olgui1960    

You will always me remembered.

616 days ago
80.

olgui1960    

What are the authorities doing now about this?

616 days ago
81.

edwin figueroa    

R.I.P hector ''macho'' camacho, you were a good man a great puerto rican boxing legend that made your puerto rican people proud u will always be a legend a warrior u will be missed but i know ur spirit is still here god bless iam always going to be your number 1 Fan.

616 days ago
82.

Killertrucker1978    

Man this just sucks, a true legend in the ring

616 days ago
83.

PC    

Although after hearing he was shot and his condition it seemed inevitable that he would no longer be. But as humans you hold out hope for a miracle. All these stupid ignorant and insensitive comments are beyond disgusting and disrespectful to say the least.

Although it was likely this would be the outcome, nonetheless it is still devastating. I have so many fond memories of Hector "Macho" Camacho. So many good times.

You touched so many lives. You no longer have to fight your demons. Rest in peace my brother, rest in peace!

My deepest condolences to his loved ones. 3

616 days ago
84.

Mars    

wow i just keep getting astound by what other people keep commenting "oh this why you shouldnt get involved with the cartel" " durrr they found cocaine in his car" " durr he deserved to die" " uhm is this a faked death cause he's in trouble" wow looks like some dont respect the dead. yes guys they found drugs in his car, no he didnt deserve die cause no human being should go out that way, if you are really curious if its a fake death look up the news that are reporting it check and see.. i know that God is looking down us sad, frowning cause of you guys keep commenting shame on all of us because we all judge without knowing the truth

616 days ago
85.

khalid    

PUERTO RICO AND NEW YORK WILL MISS U R.I.P

616 days ago
86.

maddog    

Growing up in the ghetto most of our heroes were sports personalities. Macho Camacho, Roberto Clemente, Roberto Duran, Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard, Marvelous Marvin Hagler just to name a few. These were the pioneers of the sweet science we call Boxing. Macho Camacho was an arrogant, flamboyant SOB backed by raw talent and pure unadulterated skill, who carried the pride of a nation everytime he stepped into the ring.

616 days ago
87.

bklyngurl    

God Rest, Macho

616 days ago
88.

Jason    

No need to even address any of the idiots being disrespectful and racist. This is the "annonymous

616 days ago
89.

Jason    

No need to even address any of the idiots being disrespectful and racist. This is the "annonymous-ternet " where pu$$ies can hide behind a mouse and keyboard and say whatever they want without repercussions. They know they're safe on mommys desktop inside their daddy's house.

616 days ago
90.

Lissette    

TMZ.......ur info is all wrong. Macho Camacho's family will not take him off life support unitl Saturday. He was not shot multiple times, he was shot one time. His family is planning on do the burial and view in NY. R.I.P. MACHO CAMACHO.

616 days ago
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