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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    

Hector organs riddled with hepatitis a b c d and f for failure dirty Puerto rican

663 days ago
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richardhenryhubbard    

Hector was a male prostitute who walked the streets for male love he sucked off other men for coke

663 days ago
108.

richardhenryhubbard    

Hector you don't have to turn off the red light sell your body to the night you didn't care if unprotected gay sex was wrong or right now you died of aids

663 days ago
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richardhenryhubbard    

Yourmoms is to blame for dirty Puerto rican Hector coke head death...glad Hector doesn't get a RIP never rest coke head Hector

663 days ago
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richardhenryhubbard    

Long line of those who want to spit on hectors grave may he never rest I'm peace

663 days ago
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bosshogg    

You should never wish death upon anybody ....camacho was a great fighter ...even though I never rooted for him ....rip camacho

663 days ago
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richardhenryhubbard    

Bosshogg you fat f' er you don't know that we know macho beat his wife kids was a coke head stole. He is in hell and one less dirt bag lazy no good Puerto rican roams this planet

663 days ago
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bosshogg    

Then he was doing a good job!...****ing *****

663 days ago
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richardhenryhubbard    

Bosshogg ......boy you keep feeding your fat face and cry over Hector death I am happy he is dead and you will croak soon from being fat

663 days ago
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Latina29    

Hey richardhenryhubbard, I keep reading over n over ur comments. U keep sayin tht Macho used coke, beat his family, had Hepatitis, aids n that he even ****ed other guys. It seems to me tht u knw more than the rest of us about Machos personal life. Are u tht u r mad bcuz of everything he did? Or bcuz he died n didnt ****ed u?

663 days ago
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Latina29    

Or probably Macho did **** you n that is how he ended up with aids n hepatitis. Only u knw. Latina until I die. Sucker

663 days ago
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richardhenryhubbard    

Latina29 has smelly c\/nt

663 days ago
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Cintia montiero da silva    

Aww sad:( but yes who is he?

663 days ago
120.

Latina29    

Aww! Poor richardhenryhubbard! It looks like u found ur match. Keep using protection bcuz u knw tht pills alone dnt stop the virus from transfering. Itz k I got no problem with gays. Livevur life Perez Hilton, oops sorry Richard

662 days ago
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