Death has struck again! 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.
The centre’s director Ernesto Torres told reporters that the former boxer went into cardiac arrest in the early hours of Saturday morning, was taken off life support and died shortly after.
Earlier Camacho’s mother Maria Matias said she wanted doctors to remove her son from life support.