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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 10:23 AM

Boxer 'Macho' Camacho dies in Puerto Rico


The Associated Press

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico

Former championship boxer Hector "Macho" Camacho died 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 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.

Camacho's mother, Maria Matias, said Friday night that she had authorized removing him from life support after his three sons had arrived from the U.S. mainland and had a chance to see their father for the last time. They managed to visit him before he died, said former pro boxer Victor "Luvi" Callejas, a longtime friend who has been acting as a family spokesman in recent days.

"The family destroyed," Callejas said outside the hospital.


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GermanSmoker Nov 2012 #1

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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 10:24 AM

1. RIP


Rest in Peace Macho.

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