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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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106.

kj    

obviously PR is bad area... and he had some drug issues... He should have stayed away from the capital of crime.. oops besides Mexico

607 days ago
107.

Capricorn    

God Bless

607 days ago
108.

MISHELLE LASANTA    

THIS GOES OUT TO ALL OF YOU NEGATIVE RACIST PEOPLE...HAD HE NOT BEEN IN HIS SITUATION AND GET YOUR ASS IN THE RING YOU WOULD BE PICKING UP YOUR TEETH .NOTHING BUT A BUNCH OF JEALOUS MF'S HERE! NEVER MIND HIS PERSONAL LIFE HIS BOXING CAREER IS WHAT HE IS REMEMBERED MOST FOR....YOU PEOPLE ONLY WISH YOU HAD HIS PROFESSIONAL TALENT...NO ONE HERE HAS THE RIGHT TO JUDGE ANYONE FOR ONE DAY YOU YOURSELF WILL BE JUDGED!!! RIP MY BOXING FRIEND!

607 days ago
109.

miss baldwin    

Rip to a great boxer its sad your life was taken may get justice

607 days ago
110.

Ntoledo    

I had the pleasure of meeting this man

607 days ago
111.

sanityrose    

As of 12:40 pm Friday in the NE of U.S....the family HAS NOT yet taken him of life support. They ARE keeping vigil at his bedside. They will not decide until sometime after tonight.
Damn TMZ if u report everything else in gawker detail - do this story right too!!!

607 days ago
112.

HRH Prince Michael    

@BB: We are all -ultimately- punished BY our sins.
You, Me, and Hector Camacho.


Your cruel comments, at this sad time,
are inexcusable.


"...So....what does that make you?...Good?..."
Tony Montana

607 days ago
113.

Trolllalalala    

He was an addict, a thief, a pusher and an abuser. Not a role model. Disappointing ....my Dad used to love to watch him fight. Drugs get you no where. I don't get it.

607 days ago
114.

carol hoousendove    

I do not care what this young man was involved in he has a family. Have mercy. I hope he is in gods hands now. Soo sorry for his family. Please donate organs to someone please.

607 days ago
115.

kidrock11    

who cares if he was a drug addict, in prison or whatever, the point here is he didn't deserve to die! He was still a human being and from what I've heard from people he was a great fighter! He had a family and they're suffering now. He made mistakes...he was only human! We are not living in a perfect world.

607 days ago
116.

a.nwells    

Hateful for the sake of being hateful. U make me sick. Let God be the judge

607 days ago
117.

Michael Gourdine    

I wasn't the only teen in the 1980's who put on Boxing gloves and immitated the "MACHO TIME" strut into an amateur boxing ring in N.Y.C.


Hector Camacho was an inspiration to any young kid who remotely looked like him anywhere in the world. At a time where most Latinos did their best to look more caucasion, Macho Camacho embraced his ethnic "Borinquen" look and his "New Yorican" accent. It was hard not to like him no matter how arrogant he was after, all the more arrogant you are the more "Macho" you are.


I was terribly saddened to hear about what has happened to my childhood and teenage boxing idol. I remember how badly he was talked about when he had to be talked down from a ledge in the 80's after having a nervous breakdown and feeling sorry for him. None of us know what that Man has been through, but those of us from the inner-city had an idea. For one Hector Camacho was a victim of his "Time", he came to fame at the exact time that Crack Cocaine was created in the Bronx (New York). Macho's heart was always with the people. His flare and eccentricity was a gift. Macho would dress as an Indian Chief, a Bullfighter, and of course in elaborate Puerto Rican flags, Macho's entrance song of "Soul Macousa" always struck a nerve of his Loyal Puerto Rican fans as a call for Solidarity.


Hector Camacho will always be remembered as the only Champion to ever wear the Championship belt and 'Belts" as part of his dress attire in thestreets of Spanish Harlem. They don't make Men or Champions like him anymore.


Rest In Peace Mr. Camacho. You will always be my Champion.

607 days ago
118.

Latinmami    

Stop lookin at his past..every1 has a past...this man was a great fighter...were losin a legand n heavans gainin an angel...may the greatest boxer REST IN PEACE...my prayers r wit the family...

607 days ago
119.

Twiz    

RIP Camacho 'nuff said

607 days ago
120.

NANCY PORTER    

My heart goes out to hector,family . please give it at least seven days before you take him off the life supports machine, god works in mysterious ways, with prayers and faith you would be surprise what god can do.

607 days ago
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