John McAfee dies of suicide in prison cell - report

Author: Adam Button | Category: Cryptocurrency

McAfee was facing extradition

McAfee dead at 75
Spain's El Pais reports that McAfee antivirus founder John McAfee was found dead in his cell in Barcelona while awaiting extradition on tax evasion charges in the US.

McAfee was arrested in October at a Spanish airport en route to Turkey on a request from the US Justice Dept and earlier in the day he lost a court case and had his extradition scheduled.

In recent years McAfee had grown into a larger-than-life character after amassing a more-than $100m fortune on his sale of the anti-virus company.

He later claimed to be worth much more but said he had wasted it. The 75-year-old was a crypto enthusiast and conspiracy theorist.

McAfee owned 9 homes and a fleet of planes before the 2009 financial crisis when he was hit hard. He liquidated most of his assets and moved to Belize where he became increasingly unhinged, touting conspiracy theories and eventually going into hiding. He was named a person of interest in the death of his neighbour.

He was arrested in Guatemala for entering the country illegally and later deported to Miami. McAfee told ABC in 2017 that he was convinced he had been followed for the past four years.

In an eerie coincidence, ZeroHedge wrote about McAfee just yesterday, saying he faced 30 years and could die in prison while using a photo of him with a gun to his head.
McAfee zerohedge
He had long said the government was out to get him and two years ago tweeted that "if I kill myself I didn't."
McAfee  "if I kill myself I didn't." Let's hope the security cameras were working this time.

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