The Department of Justice of the Generalitat has confirmed that the American tycoon John McAfee, creator of the famous homonymous antivirus, has been found dead in the cell he occupied in module 1 of the Brians 2 Penitentiary Center (Sant Esteve Sesrovires). He was seventy-five years old. This morning the National Court had finally given the go-ahead to extradite McAfee in the United States.
His lawyer, Javier Villalba, told the Reuters news agency that the death is due to suicide and that McAfee has hanged himself in his cell. McAfee has not been able to endure any more time in jail, Villalba explained. “This is the result of a cruel system that had no reason to keep this man in jail for so long,” said the lawyer.