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Hector 'Macho' Camacho

DIES

From Gunshot Injuries

11/24/2012 6:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1121_macho_camacho_01Hector "Macho" Camacho has died from injuries he sustained in a drive-by shooting in Puerto Rico. 

Dr. Ernesto Torres, director of the Centro Medico trauma center in Puerto Rico, said Camacho went into cardiac arrest early Saturday. He was then taken off life support and died shortly thereafter.

Camacho and a childhood friend were shot several times Tuesday night while sitting inside their car. Camacho was hospitalized following the attack, but went into cardiac arrest a short time later. He died Saturday. Camacho's friend died at the scene.

Officials in Puerto Rico have launched an investigation into the shooting -- but so far, no suspects have been identified ... and no arrests have been made.



During his professional career, Camacho was a helluva boxer -- with a record of 79-5-3.

Sporting his trademark front-curl, Camacho battled with legends like Felix Trinidad, Julio Cesar Chavez and Sugar Ray Leonard. In fact, Camacho famously knocked out Leonard in 1997.

Outside the ring, Camacho was no stranger to trouble ... having been arrested several times. In fact, he was sent to prison for burglarizing a computer store in 2005. During the arrest, cops say they found the drug ecstasy.

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Camacho's wife had also filed two domestic abuse complaints against the boxer over the years. And last year, Macho was arrested for allegedly abusing his teenage son.

An investigation into the shooting is ongoing.

Camacho was 50 yearsold.

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PT    

Jeez, from the spread here you'd think the pope died. Who was this person again?

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mamarazzi    

First the article said he died Wednesday then Saturday....???

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GoodOnPaper    

didn't police say there were bags of cocaine in the drivers pocket and an open bag in the car? 50 yo doing coke? attracts bad people. this guy was NO angel - he came off the pedestal long ago. he's meeting the fate of most winning boxers. scrambled brains. now, this, and his police record, are his legend.

594 days ago
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GeniusMachine    

Good riddance to bad rubbish. Drug addict, wife beater, child abuser. Couldn't have happened to a more deserving guy.

594 days ago
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Xsjado    

I feel for his mother having to make this difficult decision. No mother should have to bury her child. RIP macho, I wish you would have made better choices in life, but that's just the way it is..

594 days ago
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tom jones    

cant out punch a bullet there tough guy

one less dirt bag

594 days ago
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MikeD    

CORRECTION TMZ ! Camacho DID NOT DIE from his Wounds... He DIED by PULLING THE PLUG ! Regardless of being Brain
Dead of not !

594 days ago
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nuintown    

WANTED: Proofreader. Must work Saturdays. Or Wednesdays.

594 days ago
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♥Beautiful◆Gabrielle♥    

God Bless His Soul!

594 days ago
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Billy    

This is what happens when you hang out with drugs and loosers who are drug users/dealers.

594 days ago
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Yaya12    

So... He died Wednesday, and today? This article needs to be revised.

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Chitwn96    

I use to watch my father cheer him on when he would box when I was a kid being Puerto Rican household it was exciting, Machos a character.He's done so many wrong things in life, only our god can judge him and forgive him and no one deserves this to be killed the way he did. And to all of u speaking bad bout people they way u do, u have nothing better to do then to disrespect the deceased or criticize. everyone makes mistakes they have done in life or what they wear, there's karma what u do bad in this world will come to u

594 days ago
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Mumra the Ever Living    

Sitting in a car with a drug dealer and drugs. Was he buying? Were they partners? Was he the money guy?
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I do know one thing, this was an execution. Drug dealers execute other drug dealers, they don't execute civilians, it's bad for business.
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Most people here probably never saw Camacho fight. I did, and he was one of those front running "punk" type fighters. Arrogant when he won, excuse making when he lost. I didn't like him as a fighter, and by how he died, I won't really miss him as a drug dealer.

594 days ago
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hi    

Did they find the killers?

594 days ago
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Dennis Johnson    

This thing was a DRUG BULLY and a LOW LEVEL POS!May he rot in HELL!

594 days ago
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