Hector 'Macho' Camacho Dead

50-year-old former boxer was shot earlier this week in Puerto Rico
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 24, 2012 8:05 AM CST
In this 1986 file photo, Hector "Macho" Camacho, WBC lightweight boxing champion, is escorted by Marty Cohen, left, and boxing promoter Don King during a news conference in New York.   (AP Photo/David Bookstaver, File)
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(Newser) – One of boxing's big names from the '80s and '90s is gone: Doctors in Puerto Rico says Hector "Macho Camacho died after being taken off life support this morning, reports the AP. Camacho, 50, got shot in the face four days ago while sitting in a car in his hometown of Bayamon. A friend with him who died at the scene had nine bags of cocaine on him, police say. Camacho won a handful of world titles in his career, but afterward he had frequent run-ins with the law—including a burglary bust in 2005—along with substance-abuse problems.

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