R.I.P. Hector “Macho” Camacho


Today the boxing world mourns the loss of a legend, Hector “Macho” Camacho. Camacho’s death is the result of injuries sustained in a drive-by shooting in Puerto Rico. CNN reports:

“Famed boxer Hector Camacho died after he was taken off life support early Saturday, a hospital spokeswoman in Puerto Rico told CNN.”

“A passing gunman on Tuesday shot Camacho, who was in a car in front of a bar in his hometown of Bayamon, Puerto Rico.”

“He was declared clinically brain dead on Thursday and placed on life support.”

“Camacho, 50, suffered a heart attack and had been taken off life support, said Wilmelis Marquez, spokeswoman for the Rio Piedras Medical Center.”

“He was pronounced dead at 1:45 a.m., she said.”

“She said his organs were not healthy enough to be donated.”

“Camacho, a former lightweight and junior lightweight champion, was in the passenger seat of the car, police said. The driver was shot twice and killed, they said.”

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