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John McAfee found dead in Spanish prison (updated)

Labeled as news in The Break Room, started by Mister Funsky, Jun 23, 2021

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  1. Mister Funsky

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    What a life this man led...such an anti climactic end for him. I've got no doubt he would have wanted something much more flashy. (apologies if this is in wrong section)

    Antivirus entrepreneur John McAfee found dead in Spanish prison

    The antivirus software entrepreneur John McAfee has been found dead in a prison cell in Spain, hours after the country’s supreme court approved his extradition to the United States, where he was wanted on tax-related criminal charges.

    Spanish media reported that the country's justice department believes he committed suicide in prison in Barcelona.

    McAfee, 76, was arrested at Barcelona’s airport last year at the request of the US justice department, which accused McAfee of evading the payment of millions of dollars in taxes on profits allegedly obtained from activities such as cryptocurrency trading. He was about to board a flight to Istanbul. The crimes with which he was charged carry a prison sentence of up to 30 years.

    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/...mcafee-found-dead-in-spanish-prison-9798r2mc9

    Link to another story that does not require signing up: https://www.ft.com/content/1bfee838-99f0-46f2-a576-21fde1ac6f34

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    Last edited: Jun 23, 2021
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  2. YairDD

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    Actually the worst company in the world. took me months to get my subscription canceled. their site is unusable and the antivirus is dog shit.

    RIP tho
     
  3. sonatime

    sonatime Top Contributor VIP Gold Account ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I don't think John McAfee has been associated with the company that bears his name for a couple of decades.
    RIP, didn't know much about him but enjoyed his interviews.

     
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  4. BostonDomainer

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    and nothing to do with domain industry news
     
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  7. Hypersot

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    His life was like coming out from a movie.
    Pretty sure it will made a movie at some point.
     
  8. CraigD

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    What a sad way to end things.

    I well remember purchasing pre-built computers with Mcafee pre-installed, and the headaches trying to uninstall it. It was certainly not my favourite antivirus package, but others obviously loved it.

    RIP
     
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  10. Mister Funsky

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    update:

    John McAfee's autopsy concluded that his death in prison was by suicide, Spanish newspaper reports

    • John McAfee's autopsy concludes he died by suicide, Spain's El País newspaper reported.
    • The outlet cited sources rather than a public autopsy report. It also said he left a suicide note.
    • McAfee's family had already requested a second autopsy, El País reported.
    • See more stories on Insider's business page.
    A preliminary autopsy on John McAfee concluded that he died by suicide, El País reported Monday, citing unnamed sources close to the case.

    The same unnamed sources also told the Spanish newspaper that McAfee had a suicide note in his pocket.

    The paper had earlier said, again citing unnamed sources, that he had locked himself in his cell around two hours before his body was found.

    https://www.businessinsider.com/john-mcafee-autopsy-says-died-suicide-sources-tell-el-pas-2021-6
     
  11. rh2000

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    I bet it is.
     
  12. xynames

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    Parts of his life story weren't too different from that of eccentric millionaire John du Pont, who killed Olympic wrestler Dave Schultz at his Foxcatcher Farm estate in January 1996.

    In McAffee’s case he most likely ordered or was involved in the 2012, murder of his ex-neighbor Gregory Faull in Belize.

    McAffee appears to have gone off the deep end there for some years perhaps due to snorting bath salts, while DuPont might have been just plain mentally ill. But the end results in both of their lives were chaos and killing.
     
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2021

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