John McAfee has died in a Barcelona prison, where he was awaiting extradition to the United States. How did McAfee die?
June 24, 2021, | AtoZ Markets – On Wednesday, June 23, John McAfee, the creator of the famous antivirus and a crypto evangelist was found dead in his cell in a Barcelona prison in Spain, according to a report from a Spanish international news agency EFE.
As a reminder, earlier the Spanish authorities agreed to extradite McAfee to the United States, where he was to appear before the court on five charges of tax evasion. According to unofficial information, he faced up to 30 years in prison in the United States. McAfee himself stated that if extradited, he would spend his entire life in prison.
How did McAfee die?
According to reports, 75-year-old John McAfee committed suicide in his cell. McAfee’s lawyer, Javier Villalba, said the colorful tech founder died by hanging as his nine months in prison brought him to despair.
Prison guards tried to resuscitate him, but doctors pronounced him dead.
McAfee was arrested at Barcelona airport at the request of the US Department of Justice back in October 2020. The American authorities accused him of tax evasion, cryptocurrency fraud, and money laundering.
McAfee, who said in 2018 that he had fathered at least 47 children, lived in Belize for several years. He fled the US after police sought him for questioning in the 2012 murder of a neighbor. They ultimately said he was not a suspect.
He met his wife, Janice McAfee, when she solicited him as a prostitute while he was on the run, he said.
In November 2019, McAfee wrote on his Twitter page about hints of his murder by the US authorities. Then he urged not to believe in possible reports of suicide.
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