John McAfee, 75, dies in Spanish prison, reports say – CNET

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The death may have been by suicide, the Catalan justice department told Reuters. After the body was discovered around 7 p.m. local time, prison security attempted to revive him before his death was finally certified and a judicial delegation arrived to investigate the cause of death, the Catalan government told AP.
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He was arrested by the Dominican Republic Armed Forces while docking his yacht in Puerto Plata in July 2019. Multiple high-caliber weapons, as well as ammunition, were reportedly seized at the time. 
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Spain’s justice ministry didn’t respond to a request for comment.
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John McAfee was found dead in his prison cell in Barcelona, multiple news outlets reported Wednesday. The 75-year-old antivirus software pioneer’s death followed a Spanish court’s approval of his extradition to the US earlier in the week — the ruling was made public on Wednesday.
McAfee had been on the run since 2012 after allegedly being involved in a homicide in Belize. McAfee denied any participation. In 2019, McAfee tweeted that his only “crime is not filing tax returns” and claimed the rest of the charges against him were “propaganda by the US government to silence me.”
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McAfee then went on the run in Europe. He was arrested in Barcelona in October 2020.