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Hector ‘Macho’ Camacho Dead: Boxing Champ Dies From Gun Shot

Sat, November 24, 2012 9:24am EDT by Chris Rogers 7 Comments
Hector Camacho Dead

Hector Camacho died four days after a bullet struck him in the jaw on Nov. 20. After suffering from cardiac arrest and being put on life support, Hector’s mother decided to end his life on Nov. 24. How sad.

Hector “Macho” Camacho was tragically killed after getting shot in the face on Tuesday Nov. 20 while sitting in a car outside the Puerto Rican capital.

The Shooting & Aftermath

Adrian Mojica Moreno, Hector’s childhood friend, 49, who was also in the vehicle, was also shot after an unknown gunman opened fire in the city of Bayamon, according to a statement from the police. Adrian died on the scene.

Hector was rushed to Centro Medico, the trauma center in San Juan, where he was in critical but stable condition. Unfortunately he suffered cardiac arrest and his condition worsened. The bullet apparently struck him in the jaw, but exited his head and lodged itself in his right shoulder and fracture two vertebrae, Dr. Ernesto Torres, the hospital director said.

Taking Hector Off Life Support

Hector’s mother allegedly made the decision to pull Hector off life support on Saturday Nov. 24.

“For me, he’s not alive,” Maria Matias told reporters in Puerto Rico.

Sadly, on Nov. 23, Hector’s son Hector “Machito” Camacho Jr. said his father is alive and “is going to fight until the end.”

Hector’s Legacy

According to Fox News Latino, Hector went 79-6-3 with 38 knockouts in a career that spanned 30 years. His greatest achievements came during the 1980s and early ‘90s when he faced some of the sport’s greatest fighters including Julio Cesar Chavez, Sugar Ray Leonard and Oscar De La Hoya.

Unfortunately, in recent years, Hector was faced with struggles of drugs and alcohol as well as child abuse allegations.

Our thoughts are with Hector’s family at this difficult time. How sad.