After a Spanish court granted extradition to the United States, John McAfee was discovered dead in jail.

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John McAfee found dead in prison after Spanish court allows extradition to US

In the 1980s, the 75-year-old established the McAfee antivirus software firm.

On Wednesday, John McAfee, the eccentric entrepreneur who created the McAfee antivirus software firm in the late 1980s, was discovered dead in a jail cell in Barcelona, Spain.

According to the Associated Press, a Spanish court had recently ruled that the 75-year-old could be extradited to the United States to face charges of tax evasion.

According to a Catalan government statement, jail officials attempted but failed to resuscitate the guy. The statement did not directly mention McAfee, but it did mention a 75-year-old US citizen who is awaiting extradition to America.

Last October, McAfee was apprehended at a Spanish airport. A court ordered that he be detained until the result of the extradition proceedings.


The publication didn’t cite a cause of death, but Reuters reports that McAfee apparently hanged himself in his prison cell. He had been indicted on tax evasion charges in Tennessee and was reportedly involved in a cryptocurrency fraud case in New York. He was also a person of interest in a murder investigation in Belize years ago.

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McAfee has stated on Twitter that the US suspects he has hidden crypto. “I don’t have anything. “Yet, I have no regrets,” McAfee said in his final tweet.

Image credit Darrin Zammit Lupi, Reuters


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