Héctor Camacho, the legendary professional boxer whose flamboyant style, power and speed in the ring earned him the nickname “Macho” along with a slew of world championship belts, has died from injuries sustained in a shooting on Tuesday in his native Puerto Rico.
He was 50 years old.
Camacho passed away on Saturday after gunshot wounds received while riding as a passenger seat of a car outside of a bar in his hometown of Bayamón, which left him in a critical condition.
It was however discovered that someone pulled up by the vehicle and opened fire, killing the Mustang’s driver, while the prizefighter suffered a bullet to his jaw and neck that fractured two vertebrae and left him brain dead.
He subsequently suffered cardiac arrest Wednesday and, after doctors said his prognosis was “very poor,” he was taken off life support and died Saturday.