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Camacho taken off life support, dies

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Former Boxing great Hector Camacho was taken off life support Saturday morning and died a few minutes later, according to the New York Times. He was 50.

Camacho, who was shot in the face on Tuesday night, had been on life support at Centro Medico trauma center in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He had a heart attack and died shortly after being taken off life support.

Dr. Ernesto Torres, the director of the trauma center, reported the death.

Camacho, known for his quickness and flamboyance, was a world champion in three different weight classes.

Maria Matias, Camacho's mother, told reporters Friday that she planned to remove her son from life support. She wanted to wait until Saturday so his three sons could say goodbye to him.

Doctors said Camacho was clinically brain dead from the shooting in his hometown of Bayamon.

Camacho won super lightweight, lightweight and junior welterweight world titles in the 1980s. He had a career record of 79-6-3.
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