John McAfee, the British-born U.S. technology entrepreneur best known to many as the founder of the global computer security and antivirus software company bearing his name, was found dead today in a Barcelona prison at the age of 75. According to a report by Reuters, the cause of death was suicide following a decision by the Spanish high court to allow his extradition to the U.S. on tax evasion charges. McAfee reportedly avoided paying U.S. income taxes for eight years due to “idealogical” reasons and ended up going on the run to avoid trial, leaving the States and living for a period of time on a megayacht.
Spain’s high court said on Wednesday it agreed to extradite McAfee to the United States. The regional justice department confirmed that a U.S. man aged 75 awaiting extradition was found dead in his cell on Wednesday. Prison authorities were investigating the cause of death.