Hector 'Macho' Camacho's Body Brought Back To Harlem
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Fans waited in the cold outside St. Cecilia's Church in East Harlem to catch a glimpse of former boxer Hector "Macho" Camacho Friday.
A horse-drawn carriage led Camacho's body past the crowd just before his viewing.
The 50 year old died Saturday after being shot in Puerto Rico.
His mother wanted to bring him back to the city where he grew up and ultimately became a world champion.
"We thanked her for allowing New York and El Barrio to give its goodbye to a champion that has brought, who was a very challenged individual understood, but who did bring a lot of pride to Puerto Ricans," Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito said.
"I know him from the neighborhood and he meant really a lot to all the people around here no matter whether they spoke Spanish or French or whatever it was," one resident said. "So he meant a lot and we're sorry to see him go."
Camacho will be laid to rest at St. Raymond's Cemetery in the Bronx Saturday.