The Spanish Supreme Court approved John McAfee’s extradition to the United States, where he was charged with tax evasion. News of his death fell like a bomb on the international media agenda very soon after this development.
Spanish newspaper El Pais reported that McAfee, 75, was found dead in his cell in Barcelona and the initial investigation pointed to suicide.
It has been estimated that John McAfee could face up to 30 years in prison if prosecuted in the United States.
During his videoconference hearing this month, John McAfee said the charge against him was political and said he would spend the rest of his life in prison if extradited to the United States.