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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 10:13 AM

RIP Hector "Macho" Camacho

Boxer Hector Camacho dies after life support is turned off

Puerto Rican former boxer Hector "Macho" Camacho has died in hospital after being taken off his life support machines, doctors have said.

The three-time world champion was clinically brain dead after being shot in the head in a drive-by shooting near the capital, San Juan, on Tuesday.

The boxer, who was 50, fought some of the great names of boxing during a three-decade career.

They included Oscar de la Hoya, Sugar Ray Leonard and Felix Trinidad.

Camacho was being treated at the Rio Piedras medical centre in San Juan.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-20477872#TWEET390166

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The Straight Story Nov 2012 OP
Bluzmann57 Nov 2012 #1
alphafemale Nov 2012 #2
Ohio Joe Nov 2012 #3
LoisB Nov 2012 #4
flamingdem Nov 2012 #5
Guy Whitey Corngood Nov 2012 #6
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #7

Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 10:23 AM

1. R.I.P. indeed

I once saw him fight live and he had some of the fastest hands of any man alive. Too bad some punk had to shoot him and his life ended the way it did. Hope they catch the asshole(s) who did this and put him/her/ them away forever.

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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 10:32 AM

2. safe passage

such a damn waste

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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 10:50 AM

3. RIP - nt

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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 10:52 AM

4. Peaceful journey, warrior.

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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 10:56 AM

5. Just reading that the friend is the one who shot him

over a cock fight? Cocaine found in the car, not sure if the source is reliable.

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 11:45 AM

6. I thought it was his childhood friend sitting in the driver's side who was killed on the spot. There

were supposedly 2 dudes who pulled up and did it. They have at least one suspect in custody. I read about the 10 bags of perico as well. One had been opened.

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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 01:53 PM

7. Rest in peace!

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