18:51 GMT24 July 2021
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Early results of an official autopsy on the body of the late John McAfee appear to prove that the antivirus software magnate took his own life in a Spanish prison, El Pais daily said on Monday, cited sources.

    The 75-year-old was found hanged in a cell in Barcelona on Wednesday, the same day that a Spanish court granted his extradition to the United States where he was wanted on tax evasion charges.

    McAfee’s wife, Janice, said he did not have suicidal tendencies and blamed the United States for his death, according to the Spanish daily. The family has requested a second, independent autopsy.

    The antivirus pioneer was detained at a Barcelona airport on his way to Istanbul in October 2020. The US accused him of failing to declare million-dollar earnings and also of cryptocurrency fraud. The tycoon said at the time that the charges were political-motivated.

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