Famous billionaire John McAfee, founder of McAfee Antivirus software, committed suicide in Spanish prison. Here are the details.
John McAfee, founder of McAfee antivirus software company, crypto enthusiast and conspiracy theorist, was found dead in a prison cell in Barcelona awaiting extradition to the United States. The representative of the Ministry of Justice of Catalonia confirmed the death of the famous name. The official cause of death has yet to be determined, but authorities believe he committed suicide.
Antivirus pioneer John McAfee commits suicide in Spanish prison
He was arrested at the Barcelona airport in October 2020 after Spanish authorities accused McAfee of fraud, money laundering and tax evasion in connection with his attempt to run for the Libertarian Party in the 2020 US presidential election. McAfee allegedly did not file tax returns between 2014 and 2018, despite earning significant revenue from various sources.
McAfee is known as one of the first developers of antivirus software. But in recent years, he’s gotten a lot more attention for his eccentric behavior and various controversial stories. Thus, in 2012 he was accused of paying the killer $5,000 for the murder of a neighbor, and in 2019 Dominican Republic authorities arrested McAfee on suspicion of traveling on a yacht loaded with large-caliber weapons and military equipment.
The reason behind the death of McAfee, one of the famous names in the software world, is expected to be clarified in the coming days. Did the famous billionaire commit suicide or was he the victim of an assassination? We will wait a while to find out the answers to these questions. Let’s see what will come after the death of the famous software developer?