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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 I am having your mother toss my salad to Hector camachos greatest fights in your honor

644 days ago
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kitnplayn    

Shame on You, TMZ. You are cold and empty inside to show pictures of a person dying. You are contributing to corrpting the next generation of children by oversaturating them with death in pictures, which detaches them from the reality of real death.

644 days ago
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richardhenryhubbard    

Valthevirgo happy Hector is dead what a los piece of sh!t

644 days ago
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Sandi    

That is a shame. I hope they get the thugs that did the shooting or should I say cowards that did the shooting. If they were real men, they would have fought it out with fists. Just a bunch of drive by punks.

644 days ago
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richardhenryhubbard    

Valthevirgo is to blame his aids killed our dear leader Hector poor macho he should have passes on man love with valthevirgo and done his mommy instead

644 days ago
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richardhenryhubbard    

Coke **** fighting wife beater child abuser adored by valthevirgo types Hector was in macho UN macho s***bag who is now out of one hell Puerto Rico and now in another hell /Hell

644 days ago
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Latina29    

I dnt knw y some people talk some much **** bout Macho using cocaine bcuz whenever he used it, it wasnt with none of you mother ****er's money. We all know that he wasn't the nicest guy, but is probably bcuz thats the Macho that we saw on tv. Also none of you knows how hard was his life. Unfortunately, Macho was fighting in the streets since the age of 9 and it looks to me that he never had someone strong enough to try to help him. Behind that tough guy persona, you could see that there was a sweet person that really never grew up

644 days ago
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richardhenryhubbard    

Rot in hell macho coke head wife beater kid hitter ....s( um bag

644 days ago
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yvie326    

Que viva Puerto Rico!!!!!!! Haters beware.... People are quick to judge you but those who do have no idea the true meaning of your existance. You were a son, husband, father, champion but most of all a man with a lot of heart. May God have you in his kingdom. My condolences to the Camacho Family.

644 days ago
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richardhenryhubbard    

He was also a wife beater coke head no tax paying child beater not a real man and was leaving a c0ck fight on coke add animal abuser to the list

644 days ago
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Latina29    

Also, those like me who care bout what happened to him are not forgetting the things that he did. We are just putting them aside bcuz that is none of our biz. We are sad for the Macho that won more fights than lost. For the one that made us laugh when we watched him on tv and the one that was able to show us that he did have a softer side. For those of you whose say that could care less bout Macho it doesnt seem that way. When I dont care bout something, I change the channel or turn the page, not listen to details or post any comments so it seems like you do care. Also just to let you they didnt pull the plug. He went on cardiac arrest and then they pull the plug. For those that didnt make it to skool, he didnt die 2x, he die on Thursday, but they were just trying to preserve his organs for donations. Hope that you never lose a loved one and have someone tell you who the hell cares

644 days ago
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richardhenryhubbard    

Macho organs riddled with hepatitis b and will not be used get facts straight

644 days ago
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melly3360    

R I P Camacho

644 days ago
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richardhenryhubbard    

Macho camacho beat wife kids animals why should he rest in peace we don't wish Hitler rip so don't do the same to his boy macho camacho

644 days ago
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CharleyHarley    

Lol what country are you from

644 days ago
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