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Camacho To Be Taken Off Life Support, Family Mourns

Former three-time world champion Hector 'Macho' Camacho is showing no brain activity. Secondary tests were conducted this morning. Those tests displayed a flatline for brain activity, confirming an earlier diagnosis that Camacho was brain dead after being shot - according to Dr. Ernesto Torres, the director of the Centro Medico hospital in Rio Piedras.

Camacho's family and close friends has been informed of the situation and are going to be visiting the medical facility throughout the day. Medical staff are waiting for the arrival of Hector Camacho Jr., who missed a morning flight and should arrive in the afternoon from New York. Torres believes the machines that are keeping Camacho's body functioning will be disconnected no earlier than tomorrow.

"The final diagnosis is brain dead. Now it is confirmed," Torres said. "Clinically, we had the suspicion. The EEG showed a flatline. We wanted to break the news to everyone that Macho Camacho has died. Remember the arteries that carry blood to the brain, three of them were injured and that lack of oxygen really hurt him. Such a lack of oxygen did great damage to the brain."

The family was given until tomorrow to decide whether to donate the organs of the ex-boxer. If so, Lifelink (organ donation company) would enter the picture tomorrow.

Camacho was shot on Tuesday night, while sitting in a Ford Mustang in a parking lot near the business Azuquita located on PR-165, in Bayamón. The attack killed his childhood friend, Alberto Mojica Yamil Moreno, who has a criminal record for possession of controlled substances. A single bullet hit Camacho to the left side of his jaw. The bullet fractured his cervical 5 and 6, and lodged in his right shoulder. Furthermore, the damaged arteries that affected the blood flow to the brain.

Camacho had a career record of 79-5-3, including 38 knockouts, and he fought the likes of Oscar De La Hoya, Julio Cesar Chavez, Sugar Ray Leonard, Felix Trinidad, Ray Mancini and Greg Haugen during his career.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by elghetto on 11-23-2012

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