John McAfee found dead in prison after Spanish court allows extradition

Antivirus creator was due to be extradited to US to face evasion charges

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Barcelona: Antivirus creator John McAfee, 75, was found dead in his prison cell in Barcelona after the Spanish high court had authorised his extradition to the US, the Catalan justice department said, confirming an earlier report from El Mundo newspaper.

Everything points it could be a death by suicide, the department said in a statement.

The high court had agreed to extradite him back to the US where he faces tax evasion charges.