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Hector Camacho died on Saturday at a hospital in San Juan, Puerto Rico, days after he was shot in the face. The loved, but troubled boxer was one of the most colorful and charismatic boxers of his generation.
Camacho was shot on Tuesday while sitting in a Ford Mustang with a friend. The former boxer’s friend died from his injuries as well. The former boxer was initially expected to survive the shooting, but his health went downhill on Tuesday night.
He never regained consciousness after the gunshot and life-support machines were disconnected on Saturday after doctors announced he was brain dead, reports The Washington Post.
Packets of cocaine were discovered in the car with Camacho and his friend, but police have made no arrests in the shooting so far. “Macho” Camacho was considered one of the brightest stars of his era. He was able to perform in the ring with dazzling speed and had an unorthodox, crowd-pleasing style that helped him win his first world title at the age of 21.
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Boxer Hector ‘Macho’ Comacho had a heart attack after having been taken off life support on Saturday, Dr. Ernesto Torres, the director of the Centro Medico trauma center in Puerto Rico reported. Camacho died a short time later at 1:45a.m. He was 50 years old. [...]
Former championship boxer Hector ''Macho'' Camacho died Saturday at the hospital in Puerto Rico where he has been unconscious since he was shot in the face in an attack in his hometown.
Camacho went into cardiac arrest in the pre-dawn hours and he was then taken off life support and died shortly thereafter, said Dr. Ernesto Torres, the director of the Centro Medico...
Hector "Macho" Camacho will be taken off life support Saturday, his mother indicated Friday night. The former world champion boxer, who was shot in the face last week, was pronounced clinically brain dead and is expected to be taken off the artificial respirator that keeps him alive — a decision opposed by his eldest son, Hector Camacho Jr..
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ESPN Pays Tribute to Hector Camacho on ESPN Classic
ESPN will pay special tribute to former boxing titlist Hector Camacho today on ESPN Classic with eleven hours of programming beginning at 1 p.m. ET. Camacho passed away on Saturday at the age of 50. Camacho won Super Lightweight, Lightweight and Junior Welterweight world titles in the 1980’s and fought high-profile bouts...
By now, everyone knows the sad news and circumstances of the death of Hector "Macho" Camacho. Here, you can see a special message of rememberance for Camacho and what he contributed to the fight game and elsewhere from a friend and partner, Raymone K. Bain. Raymone is a media strategist, manager and spokesperson located in Washington, DC and is best known for her representation...