John McAfee, the antivirus software mogul has died at 75.
McAfee was in a Spanish prison waiting to be extradited back to the United States after being hit with tax evasion charges last year.
According to reports, McAfee was found dead in his cell in prison near Barcelona on Wednesday around 1 p.m. ET. His cause of death is under investigation.
In a statement, the Catalan justice department authorities on the scene had tried to save his life.
“Judicial staff have been dispatched to the prison and are investigating the causes of death,” the statement said, adding: “Everything points to death by suicide.”
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In the past, he has had several brushes with the law and lived a rough life, despite being worth millions.
McAfee fought against his extradition.
“The court agrees to grant the extradition of John David McAfee as requested by the American judicial authorities for the crimes referred to in the tax offense indictments for years 2016 to 2018,” read the 16-page ruling.
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