According to sources and awaiting an official statement, John McAfee would have committed suicide, hanging himself in his jail cell at the Brians 2 Penitentiary Center , where he was being held according to Lasrepublicas
Sources from the Department of Justice of Catalonia have confirmed to us that an inmate pending extradition to the United States had been found dead this afternoon in the cell he occupied in module 1 of the Brians 2 Penitentiary Center in Sant Esteve de Sesrovires, where he was admitted. .
It should be remembered that the National Court had authorized the extradition to the United States of John McAfee, one of the pioneers in the antivirus business and creator of the McAfee company, where he is accused of tax evasion.
The 75-year-old American billionaire was detained at Barcelona airport in October 2020 while trying to catch a flight to Istanbul, Turkey, by an alert triggered by Interpol. when he was about to catch a plane to Turkey.
The arrest came at the request of the US justice, which accuses McAfee of evading millions of dollars in taxes from the profits allegedly obtained from activities such as cryptocurrency trading.
The judge of the National Court José de la Mata ordered his imprisonment, and his extradition to the United States was already scheduled.
In an order that could be appealed, the Second Criminal Section gives the green light to surrender for the facts related to the 2016, 2017 and 2018 years, for which the Prosecutor’s Office was favorable
But not so with respect to those corresponding to 2014 and 2015, for which the US justice also demanded, since in Spain they would be constitutive in all cases of administrative infraction.
The prison’s surveillance professionals and medical services have intervened immediately to carry out resuscitation maneuvers, but finally the doctors have certified his death.
The inmate had entered prison on October 4 of last year, by order of the National Court.
The judicial procession has traveled to the prison and is investigating the causes of death. Everything indicates that it could be a death by suicide.
Here is one of the interesting tweets by John in 2019
Getting subtle messages from U.S. officials saying, in effect: "We're coming for you McAfee! We're going to kill yourself". I got a tattoo today just in case. If I suicide myself, I didn't. I was whackd. Check my right arm.$WHACKD available only on https://t.co/HdSEYi9krq🙂 pic.twitter.com/rJ0Vi2Hpjj
— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) November 30, 2019
He last tweeted on June 20th
— Janice McAfee (@theemrsmcafee) June 20, 2021
Here are some of the twitter reactions
John McAfee died as he lived: under incredible weird circumstances
— Ethan Winters' Death Scream (@UweBollocks) June 23, 2021
I am saddened to learn about the passing of @officialmcafee. John was a vibrant and enigmatic influence in cyber world who kept many of us entertained with his banter, radical views and business skills. Prayers and thoughts to his family, friends & loved ones @theemrsmcafee
— Hacker Fantastic (@hackerfantastic) June 23, 2021
Rip john mcafee he was one of the realest
— nathaniel (@heeeyspacecadet) June 23, 2021
Did the US Govt murder John McAfee?
— The Goat (@Everylastgoat) June 23, 2021
RIP John McAfee. One of the most fascinating people on this planet. Shame.
— Stabb (@Stabb4752) June 23, 2021
— ISSAM SATOSHI (@issamsatoshi) June 23, 2021