John McAfee found dead
John McAfee, the founder of antivirus software provider McAfee, has died at the age of 75 while awaiting extradition to the US.
The controversial British-American businessman was found dead in a Barcelona prison cell on Wednesday. Just a few hours before, Spanish prosecutors approved a request to extradite him to the US to face charges of tax evasion.
Spanish officials said paramedics attempted to revive McAfee, but their attempts were futile. They said “everything indicates” that McAfee killed himself.
His lawyer, Javier Villalba, has since confirmed that the tech entrepreneur committed suicide by hanging. He had spent nine months in a Spanish prison and maintained his innocence throughout.