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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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Latina29    

How many of you go to church every Sunday praying and listening to the priest saying all these things bout God and how we all can be saved and when the church is close they start molesting little innocent children. Most white men today marry their wives and then buy a life insurance on their wives to murder them. So evil is everywhere. We dont know what happens behind close doors. Macho was in better shape the most of us

676 days ago
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Latina29    

Damn, I think that Macho died without knowing that he had Hepatitis. Since you knew, you should call his family n let them knw bcuz I think you were the only one that knew it. You should have let the doctors know and they should end this since Thurs

676 days ago
93.

CharleyHarley    

his legacy was 79- 5 and 3 what is urs? im 53 na dmine is 54- 4 arm chair judges

676 days ago
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imaviewer510    

4get wot these. Ppl say Camacho Familiar.They don't kno him personally.Niether do I so I will pay my respects to the Camacho I did know.The talented richer,RIP,and God Bless

676 days ago
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Santasunsetwoodica    

I used to watch macho man wrestle hulk hogan on wwf. I hope they do a tribute!

675 days ago
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Daphne Picklecock    

LOL he sounds like a complete loser from what you describe; abusing his son and wife and robbery and drug use etc etc I guess paybacks a bitch.

675 days ago
97.

Gretel    

With all the reported in-fighting with the family and pulling the plug, it looks like Hector got the last word anyhow. Sad life. RIP.

675 days ago
98.

BooBie6973    

WOW!!! And it's not even Monday morning.....yet!!! lmao!

675 days ago
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richardhenryhubbard    

Puerto rican trash is dead now if the rest of that no good race would follow suit

675 days ago
100.

freedomforall    

hecto was a drug enforcer he was the muscle for the drug dealer. If you didn't pay you got hecto. its too bad he turned to a life of crime. Its not too bad he got wacked. Live hard Die Fast.

675 days ago
101.

jb    

lets throw in all the bad stuff he did...for shame tmz...for shame

675 days ago
102.

richardhenryhubbard    

Drug user all his fights were fixed

675 days ago
103.

richardhenryhubbard    

I went to Sunday mass and thanked god and his sidekick Jesus for taking Hector and putting him from one dirty hell Puerto Rico and now devils inferno

675 days ago
104.

bill p.    

Reading his history per TMZ. Makes you wonder if this is what the family was waiting for. Maybe the cops need to look at suspects close to the family.

675 days ago
105.

richardhenryhubbard    

Hector in macho camacho was the voice of elmo

675 days ago
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