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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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46.

yaya    

So sad!

595 days ago
47.

MADE MAN    

People change on a daily basis!!! Some for good some for worse but everyone changes in their life it's a part of growth!!! What matters in life is the fact that you will be remembered or not. Death is a part of the cycle of life accept it or not!!! Too bad and sad his life was taken from him. People sit and judge the next man Not knowing his struggle. All we know is what we read about him and that he was a boxer with a family. It's easy to sit and criticize a person in the news based on what you read about them but just know there is no one in the world perfect or close to it. Everyone has flaws,...every saint has a past and every sinner has a future. Just respect the man's life and legacy

595 days ago
48.

LotusLicker    

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogmMIVxOspo&list=PL667B3C270862FF8F&index=8&feature=plpp_video

595 days ago
49.

LotusLicker    

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogmMIVxOspo&list=PL667B3C270862FF8F&index=8&feature=plpp_video

595 days ago
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LotusLicker    

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0nsA3ZFx9k&feature=share&list=PL6831EADD903E1A3F

595 days ago
51.

gman    

Wasn't a drive by shooting. Latest story coming out of the Puerto Rican police is the shooters WALKED up to the drivers side of the car they were sitting in and opened fire.

Also, there's this thing called Physics. Maybe you've heard of it? The car the victims were sitting in was parked with it's nose against a wall. For it to have been a drive by as you claim, the car with the shooters in it would have had to be able to drive through brick.

595 days ago
52.

U4G    

did he die twice? on wednesday and saturday???

595 days ago
53.

mari    

Let him rip people respect his family at this time of there lost people could be so judgmental in this **** up time

595 days ago
54.

Javadude54    

A violent man who died a violent death. Not really surprising.

595 days ago
55.

christy    

While reading you both I felt my intelligence points drop by 10. Please tell me you are being sarcastic and do not actually write and speak like this?
If for real, please go back to school, or pick up a book once in a while for goodness sake.

595 days ago
56.

Soetoro    

SOunds like his wife and kids are safe. Karma wins again.

595 days ago
57.

richardhenryhubbard    

I heard valthevirgo killed macho with his bible

595 days ago
58.

Bill Leslie    

He's probably glad to finally be out of Puerto Rico.

595 days ago
59.

richardhenryhubbard    

Why did god take both macho's from us? Keep the wife beater coke headed kid abuser has been bloated boxer and give us randy the real macho back...let us pray!

595 days ago
60.

spokenword    

Rest in peace, champ.

595 days ago
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