Boxer, Hector ‘Macho’ Comacho had a heart attack after he had been taken off life support on Saturday, Dr. Ernesto Torres, the director of the Centro Medico trauma center in Puerto Rico reported. Camacho died a short time later at 1:45a.m. He was 50 years old.
Camacho,who was in his car in front of a bar in his hometown of Bayamon, Puerto Rico was shot on Tuesday by a passing gunman, and was declared clinically brain dead on Thursday. At that time he was put on life support.
The police said that Camacho was shot in the left side of the face on Tuesday night as he sat in a black Ford Mustang with a friend. The bullet fractured his vertebrae and was lodged in his shoulder when he was taken to the Puerto Rico Medical Center. The friend, Adrian Mojica Moreno, was also killed.
During his career, Camacho awed fans with his quick hands and ring antics, developing a reputation for flamboyance. He also battled a series of legal issues that stemmed from drugs and other problems.
Camacho fought professionally for more than 25 years and last stepped into the ring in 2010.
He had a career record of 79 wins, six losses and three draws.