John McAfee, an eccentric software creator, was found dead in his prison cell in Spain in an apparent suicide after Spanish courts reportedly agreed to extradite him to the United States.
McAfee was arrested in October of 2020 at El Prat airport in Barcelona at the request of the US Justice Department.
McAfee was accused of evading millions of dollars in taxes from money made crypto trading.
In 2019, John McAfee hinted that the US government was gunning for him and threatening to kill him.
“Getting subtle messages from U.S. officials saying, in effect: “We’re coming for you McAfee! We’re going to kill yourself”. I got a tattoo today just in case. If I suicide myself, I didn’t. I was whackd. Check my right arm,” McAfee said in a November 2019 tweet with a photo of his “$WHACKD” tattoo.