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Hector 'Macho' Camacho

DIES

From Gunshot Injuries

11/24/2012 6:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

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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john    

I always thought this guy was crazy gay. Does anyone know?

510 days ago
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emily    

God bless his fam!!!

510 days ago
18.

nature30    

R.I.P.

510 days ago
19.

LiLo's boy toy    

RIP Champ

510 days ago
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LISA    

It's obvious TMZ did another story just to encourage trash talk. Their first article and all the updates did not have the negative stuff in it. They pulled the plug on Wednesday. Most of us already paid our respects. I can't believe they allowed cameras in the ER ....

510 days ago
21.

steve-o    

Good riddance!!!!!! He was a total POS!!! Rot in hell!!!

510 days ago
22.

AlwaysOnTimeB    

RIP Macho Camacho! Sad ending to such an illustrious career.

510 days ago
23.

Jen    

The dude was a s***bag & a life long criminal. Just because he was also a boxer doesn't make him anyone to admire or look up to. He was a really bad person.

510 days ago
24.

3Storms    

Good luck findind a specific violent Puerto Rican on the streets of Puerto Rico.

510 days ago
25.

shay    

Everyone is entire to their own opinion, but you dont know what actually went down. Saying he was there to do a drug deal isn't what happen at all. Sure he had his ups and down but it doesn't mean he sure burn in hell. What he did outside the ring is completely different compare to what he did in the ring. You guys have no respect for those who pass away. And let me just say half this statemner made in this report is so far from being true. Leave it to rest because at the end of it all a man die, but he has a whole island and if not all some people who actually care that he die and wish the best for his family.

510 days ago
26.

Fibb    

Well we all saw this one coming, hope they find his killers, those cowards deserve the death penalty..RIP Camacho...

510 days ago
27.

King Anton    

RIP HECTOR

510 days ago
28.

Shane D.    

R.I.P

510 days ago
29.

OooooNooo!    

A history of domestic violence, drug use, and prison time for burglary., and he's sot in a car with ten bags of cocaine. Take away the prize fighting title and all you have is a cheap street thug who dies as all cheap street thugs die. No pity.

510 days ago
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Sazzy112980    

Y'all are a bunch of racist *******s! I swear! Only God can judge him! May you rest in Peace Hector Macho Camacho!

510 days ago
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