John McAfee, the creator of McAfee antivirus software, was found dead in his jail cell near Barcelona.

McAfee was arrested in Spain in October 2020, where he was awaiting extradition to the US for allegedly not paying taxes on cryptocurrency, consulting, and other business arrangements.

“Prison officials have found him hanging in his cell, according to police sources, who say they treat the event as a suicide,” reports El Pais.

For years, McAfee has been claiming that the US government wanted to kill him.

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Born in England’s Gloucestershire in 1945 as John David McAfee, he started McAfee Associates in 1987 and led an eccentric life after selling his stake in the antivirus software company named after him in the early 1990s.

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