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Ex-boxer Hector 'Macho' Camacho dies after shot

1:49 PM, Nov 24, 2012   |    comments
MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 16: Hector 'Macho' Camacho arrives at the Premio Lo Nuestro a La Musica Latina at American Airlines Arena on February 16, 2012 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images)
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Danica Coto, Associated Press
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -The director of the Centro Medico trauma center in Puerto Rico says boxer Hector 'Macho' Camacho has died after being taken off life support.

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.

Camacho was declared brain dead on Thursday following a shooting in his hometown of Bayamon.

The former world champion was 50.

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