R.I.P. Hector “Macho” Camacho

Camacho was on life support after being confirmed as brain dead.

From The Telegraph

Hector “Macho” Camacho, a former world champion boxer, died on 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, 50, 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 trauma center in San Juan.

The boxer was known for his skill and flamboyance in the ring as well as for a messy personal life and run-ins with the police out of it.

Camacho’s mother, Maria Matias, said on Friday night that she had supported removing him from life support after his three sons arrived from the US mainland yo see their father for the last time.

They managed to visit him before he died, said former professional boxer Victor “Luvi” Callejas, a longtime friend. “The family is destroyed,” Callejas said outside the hospital.


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