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Ex-Boxer Hector "Macho" Camacho Dies After Shot

Ex-Boxer Hector "Macho" Camacho Dies After Shot

Boxer Hector 'Macho' Camacho has died after being taken off life support.

Published November 24, 2012

In this June 22, 1996, file photo Hector "Macho" Camacho celebrates after his unanimous decision over Roberto Duran in an IBC middleweight title fight at the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  (Photo: AP Photo/Donna Connor, File)

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The director of the Centro Medico trauma center in Puerto Rico says boxer Hector 'Macho' Camacho has died after being taken off life support.

Dr. Ernesto Torres says Camacho went into cardiac arrest in the pre-dawn hours Saturday. He was then taken off life support and died shortly thereafter.

Camacho was declared brain dead on Thursday following a shooting in his hometown of Bayamon.

The former world champion was 50.

 

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Written by Danica Coto and David Skretta, Associated Press

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