John McAfee was 72 years old and had been in custody since October for alleged tax evasion.
Prison sources have confirmed that the American tycoon John McAfee, creator of the famous homonymous antivirus, has been found dead in the cell he occupied in module 1 of the Brians 2 Penitentiary Center (Sant Esteve Sesrovires). He was seventy-five years old. This morning the National Court had finally given the go-ahead to extradite McAfee to the United States.
The Justice reported that the surveillance professionals and the prison medical services have intervened immediately to practice resuscitation maneuvers, but finally the doctors have certified the death. “The judicial procession has traveled to the prison and is investigating the causes of death. Everything indicates that it could be a death by suicide, ” they said in a statement.
McAfee was arrested in October at El Prat airport, in Barcelona, when he was preparing to take a flight to Istanbul and has been in preventive detention since then after the court also rejected his last request for freedom on the grounds that he ” risk of flight continues to be evident “and it does not have” any appreciable signs of roots “.
The National Court had agreed to the extradition of John McAfee to the United States for alleged tax evasion after allegedly hiding high income between 2016 and 2018.