John McAfee dead at 75: Eccentric antivirus software pioneer ‘kills himself’ in his jail cell after Spanish court approved his extradition to the US on tax evasion charges
John McAfee, the pioneer creator of popular computer antivirus software, has died behind bars in a Spanish prison. He was 75.
McAfee was found dead this afternoon in his cell in Brians 2 Prison in Barcelona, with officials saying that the early investigation points to a suicide, Spanish newspaper El Pais reported.
It came just hours after a Spanish court approved McAfee’s extradition to the United States, where he is wanted on tax-related criminal charges that carry a prison sentence of up to 30 years.
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John McAfee appears via videoconference during his extradition hearing at Audiencia Nacional court, in Madrid, Spain earlier this month