Former World Champion Boxer Hector ‘Macho’ Camacho Dies

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (CBSMiami) – Boxer Hector ‘Macho’ Camacho died after being taken off life support, the director of the Centro Medico trauma center in Puerto Rico said Saturday.

CBS4 news partner The Miami Herald reports 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.

hector macho camacho 2 Former World Champion Boxer Hector Macho Camacho Dies

This June 22, 1996, file photo shows Hector “Macho” Camacho being lifted into the air after his unanimous decision over Roberto Duran in an IBC middleweight title fight. (Source: Miami Herald File / AP)

Camacho was declared brain dead on Thursday after being shot in the face in his hometown of Bayamon.

The former world champion was 50.

(©2012 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. CBS4 news partner The Miami Herald contributed material for this report.)

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