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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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richardhenryhubbard    

Valthevirgo over weight like the dead champ macho camacho valthevirgo more lazy than a Puerto rican valthevirgo does what the voice of elmo does valthevirgo is a dirty man

613 days ago
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richardhenryhubbard    

Valthevirgo gave macho camacho full blown aids from man love that is what killed the champ valthevirgo's man juice

613 days ago
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richardhenryhubbard    

Valthevirgo's mother is getting me over macho death valthevirgo's mother likes to please

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Daniel     

check out "Two-Frat Solution" on youtube. It's a new web series that makes fun of Mel Gibson, and also spoofs the Trayvon Martin inicident, and the israeli/palestinian conflict.

613 days ago
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ValTheVirgo    

RichardHenryHubbard looks just like his name sounds UGLY and he likes lil boys, hide ur children fast!

613 days ago
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ValTheVirgo    

RichardHenryHubbard is a broke nerdy loser who goes around hating on comment boards because he hates himself and his pathetic life.

613 days ago
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richardhenryhubbard    

Valthevirgo get creative your mother and I think that was weak I showed your mother that message you posted after she got off her knees

613 days ago
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richardhenryhubbard    

Valthevirgo you gave macho camacho aids and I gave your mother a little step brother you cam touch like the others.

613 days ago
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redwhite1970    

RIP Macho Camacho us latinos do respect your time in the ring you were a good boxer. Henry is just a racist nut that likes to go on message boards because no one will listen to his rants in person. Sleep with the angels Macho.

613 days ago
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Starwatcher2012    

RIP

613 days ago
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Throwback kid    

First we lose Randy "Macho Man" Savage, now we lose Hector "Macho" Camacho. It has been a terrible year for Macho men

613 days ago
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richardhenryhubbard    

Valthevirgo is to blame for the death of the coke headed has been unmacho Hector camacho

613 days ago
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richardhenryhubbard    

Hector died but atleast he escaped valthevirgo's rape basement

613 days ago
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ValTheVirgo    

RichardHenryHubbard is a old man with nothing better to do than disrespect Hector Camacho, truly a pathetic man I swear. Please go seek professional help, clearly he has unresolved issues to be arguing back and forth with a teenager. Ur dying for attention that u must have never gotten throughout ur pathetic life. RIP Hector Camacho.

613 days ago
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richardhenryhubbard    

Valthevirgo I can care less if Hector died there was only one macho and he went by randy the man .....now valthevirgo we all know why you hate me...I am giving it to your mother and we are making a baby..if a boy we will need to keep it from you .valthevirgo has a thing for young boys

613 days ago
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