Hector “Macho” Camacho was both a great boxer (79 wins against just six losses) and a great showman. When he boxed, fans knew they were getting both sports and entertainment. But he’s been gone from us for awhile, slain on November 24, 2012.
Camacho hadn’t boxed since 2010 and had been battling drug problems long before that. In 2005, for example, he was arrested for trying to rob a store and had ecstasy with him at the time. On November 20, 2012, he was driving around with a friend who was apparently deep into cocaine. Another car approached Camacho and his friend, and the people inside opened fire. The driver (who had nine bags of coke on him) was shot twice and died. Camacho, meanwhile, took one bullet that went straight through his head. At first, according to ESPN, doctors thought he would survive, but then he suffered a heart attack that left him brain dead. He was taken off life support and died four days after the shooting.