BARCELONA: The developer of McAfee antivirus software, John McAfee, was found dead in his prison cell near Barcelona on Wednesday after the Spanish high court approved his extradition to the United States on tax evasion charges.
A judicial delegation who has arrived to investigate the causes of death said adding that "all signs lead to suicide."
McAfee, the 75-year-old introduced his namesake product in the 1980s.
He was known for his quirky behaviour. He had been charged with tax evasion in Tennessee. In New York, he was also charged with cryptocurrency fraud.
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According to reports, the colourful tech founder was detained on October 3 at the Barcelona airport as he was ready to board a trip to Istanbul on a British passport.
According to a court document released on Wednesday, Spain's high court agreed to extradite McAfee to the United States. On Wednesday, a 75-year-old American man was discovered dead in his cell, according to the provincial justice department.
His lawyer Javier Villalba said that McAfee could still appeal his conviction, but he couldn't take any more time in prison.
'This is the result of a cruel system that had no justification for keeping this man in prison for such a long time, " he added.
McAfee who had a million followers on Twitter, in 2018 said to have fathered at least 47 children. He lived in Belize for several years.
After being sought by police for interrogation in the 2012 murder of a neighbour, he escaped.
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