Antivirus pioneer John McAfee found dead in Spanish prison
Published: 12:50 PM, 24 June 2021 Updated: 01:01 PM, 24 June 2021
John McAfee, the inventor of antivirus software McAfee; Photo: Collected
John McAfee, the inventor of antivirus software McAfee, has committed suicide in Barcelona prison after the Spanish high court authorized his extradition to the United States on tax evasion charges.
John McAfee “found dead by hanging” as his nine months in prison brought him to despair, said his lawyer, Javier Villalba.
Spanish police arrested John McAfee in October last year.
The Catalan judiciary said McAfee “committed suicide” by “indicating everything”. Judicial officials have been sent to jail and the cause of death is being investigated.
The popular antivirus inventor was charged with tax evasion in the United States. Spanish police say he was arrested in connection with the case, as a result, Spanish authorities wanted to send him back to the United States.
It is to be mentioned that there were many allegations against John McAfee for “bizarre” incidents.
He has been in the spotlight for several days, including the murder of a neighbor, tax evasion under the guise of real estate business, and many other scandals, including cryptocurrency. John McAfee hid for a long time to avoid arrest.
He was also caught by Norwegian police for not wearing the face mask properly. The software mogul has been arrested 22 times in different countries.
John McAfee, a British-American computer programmer and software developer, was born in September 1945 in England. He is widely known as the founder of McAfee Corp. He graduated in mathematics from Roanoke College in 1967.
Sources: BBC, The Guardian, NBC News