John McAfee, the antivirus software magnate, has died at 75. He was found dead in a prison in Spain on Wednesday, awaiting extradition to the US, after he was charged with tax evasion in the United States. The prison medical personnel and guards attempted to perform life-saving procedures after finding McAfee, but were unsuccessful.The cause of death is under investigation. Possibly, he have died by suicide after apparently hanged himself. McAfee was arrested in Spain in October last year at the international airport in Barcelona. After he tweeted: “I am content in here. I have friends.The food is good. All is well.” The US Department of Justice separately alleged in another case that he and a business partner , Jimmy Watson, participated in a scheme that earned more than $13 million by falsely promoting cryptocurrencies to unwitting investors.The Spanish judges approved his extradition to face charges for the 2016, 2017 and 2018 tax years.
McAfee was not longer affiliate with the antivirus software firm he founded. McAfee ran for US president in 2016 as a Libertarian, and launched a new security product that he called “a f—ing game changer.” McAfee had the right to appeal his extradition, which ultimately needed final approval from Spain’s Cabinet. In the U.S, he faced up to 30 years in prison. Many of the things he said about computers security are still relevant today.McAfee also frequently alluded to global conspiracies and alleged he was being targeted while publishing attention-grabbing social media posts.