London, Nov. 25 (ANI): Former Puerto Rican boxer Hector “Macho” Camacho has reportedly passed away after being taken off his life support machines at a hospital, doctors have said.
The former world champion had been earlier pronounced ‘clinically brain dead’ after he was shot in the head in a drive-by shooting near the capital, San Juan, on November 20, the BBC reports.
Doctors treating him had said that he was in was in a deep coma and was unresponsive.
The bullet “damaged three arteries that run through the neck and as a result blood is not flowing well” to Camacho’s brain, the doctors had said.
According to the report, the boxer, who was 50, fought some of the great names of boxing during a three-decade career, which includes Oscar de la Hoya, Sugar Ray Leonard and Felix Trinidad.
Camacho was sitting in a car outside a bar on Tuesday with a friend when he was fired on. His friend, Adrian Mojica Moreno, was killed in the attack.
Police said the car contained bags of cocaine at the time of the shooting, but said they did not know of any motives behind the attack, the report said. (ANI)