Controversial antivirus pioneer John McAfee was found dead in prison


Antivirus software entrepreneur John McAfee has passed away at the age of 75.According to Spanish publications world with countryLater, the police discovered that McAfee had died in a Barcelona prison cell, where he was waiting for extradition to the United States.Since then, a spokesperson for the Catalan Ministry of Justice confirmed the cause of death ReutersReports say that the authorities believe he committed suicide, but the official has not yet determined the cause of death.

Spanish authorities arrested McAfee at Barcelona Airport in October 2020. Indictment by the U.S. Attorney Allegations of fraud and money laundering, as well as allegations of tax evasion related to his failure to run for the Liberal Party candidate in the 2020 US presidential election. Allegedly, McAfee failed to file tax returns in the four years between 2014 and 2018, even though he received “significant income” from various sources, including his promotion of cryptocurrency and the sale of the copyright of his life story Make a documentary.

Although he is best known for his antivirus software named after him, in recent years, McAfee has attracted media attention due to his weird behavior. In 2012, when he was living in Belize, he was charged with Paid the killer $5,000 to murder his neighbor. Recently, the authorities of the Dominican Republic McAfee arrested Suspected of traveling on a yacht equipped with large-caliber weapons and other military equipment.

“There is a lot of sadness in prison, disguised as hostility,” McAfee recently Wrote on his Twitter account“I am old and content with food and bed, but it is a terror for young prisons-it is a reflection of the thinking of those who gave birth to them.

In the United States, the national suicide prevention lifeline number is 1-800-273-8255. You can contact the crisis SMS hotline by sending a text message to HOME to 741741 (US), 686868 (Canada) or 85258 (UK).

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