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John McAfee had a suicide note in his pocket when he was found dead in his prison cell in Spain last week.

McAfee's death came hours after a court ruled he would be extradited to the U.S. to face federal charges of income tax evasion and wire fraud.

The note was found after the 75-year-old software designer hanged himself in his cell in Barcelona on Wednesday.

However, his widow Janice McAfee said her husband was not suicidal and would not have taken his own life.

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Janice McAfee, 38, is demanding a "thorough investigation" into his death, saying her husband did not appear suicidal when they last spoke.

"His last words to me were: 'I love you and I will call you in the evening', those words are not words of someone who is suicidal," she told reporters.

She fought back tears as she spoke with reporters outside the walls of the Brians 2 penitentiary northwest of Barcelona where she recovered her late husband's belongings.

"I don't believe he did this, I will get answers," she said.

McAfee also confirmed he wasn't suicidal in a tweet last year.

"I am content in here. I have friends. The food is good. All is well. Know that if I hang myself, a la Epstein, it will be no fault of mine," McAfee tweeted on October 15.

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Janice, a former prostitute, met John in Miami after he solicited her services in 2012. They got married the following year.

John McAfee was arrested at the Barcelona airport in October 2020 on an outstanding warrant issued by prosecutors in Tennessee.

Prosecutors were seeking up to three decades of imprisonment for allegedly evading more than $4 million in taxes.

McAfee is best known for designing the award-winning antivirus software that was used by 80% of Fortune 100 companies worldwide. He later sold the rights to Intel for $100 million.

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The founder of antivirus software company McAfee reportedly committed suicide in his cell at a Spanish prison.

John McAfee took his own life in a prison cell in Barcelona on Wednesday, hours after his extradition to the U.S. was approved.

McAfee, a multi-millionaire, was accused of income tax evasion by the IRS.

The tech innovator died hours after the Spanish High Court approved his removal to the United States, the Associated Press reported.

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McAfee was arrested at Barcelona airport in October 2020. He fled there from the U.S. to avoid income tax evasion charges.

McAfee reportedly told Spanish authorities he was being targeted for political reasons.

The AP reports he still had the opportunity to appeal the Spanish High Court's decision to deport him.

McAfee founded the software company in 1987, and the company was purchased by Intel in February 2011.

In 2014 at a convention in Las Vegas, Intel said it was phasing out the McAfee name and replacing it with "Intel Security Group."

McAfee released a drug-fueled video in which he uninstalled McAfee from a computer and claimed to have the ability to block NSA surveillance.

He told the BBC he was grateful that he was no longer associated with "the worst software on the planet."

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Dallas rapper Lil Loaded - who was best known for his 2019 viral hit "6locc 6a6y" - passed away on Monday, May 31. He was 20.

His attorney, Ashkan Mehryari, told Billboard the aspiring rapper died by suicide.

Mehryari told Dallas Morning News his client's death was "very tragic. "He had a very bright and promising music career ahead of him."

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Loaded, who was born Dashawn Maurice Robertson, wrote a suicide note on his final Instagram Stories post:

"Dear most high, Please forgive me for my shortcomings and all of the times I've fell short of making you proud and being appreciative of all the blessings that have been put in my life.

"Sometimes the lines are blurred between being solid and being heartless. I want to thank you for how far I've come and the people you've put in my life to keep me grounded through everything and I love every single one of those people that are genuinely for me. I ask for entrance into your kingdom thru all of my mistakes. I know you love all of your children and I'm ready for my heart and soul to Join you."

Lil Loaded was facing a manslaughter charge following the murder of his friend, 18-year-old Khalil Walker.

He was initially arrested on suspicion of murder last year, but was indicted in February.

Following the viral hit, Loaded signed with Epic Records. "6locc 6a6y" was awarded a gold certification by the Recording Industry Association of America just last week.

Loaded posted about his achievement on Instagram four days ago, insisting he had the "dopest fanbase on earth".

He wrote: "6LOCC 6A6Y Certified Gold. Who runnin dis s**t like me. young N***a S**t dopest fanbase on earth."

Stanley Gabart, whose production company worked with Epic Records, said: "This kid was on a great path. He was struggling with some things we wish we would've known about, wish we could've intervened."

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The tragic suicides of two Black teenagers prompted calls for more mental health services in one of the most neglected communities.

16-year-old Mikayla Miller (right) was found hanged from a tree just steps away from her apartment in Hopkinton, Massachusetts.

Mikayla's death touched off rumors that she was "jumped" by 4 white teens -- two boys and two girls -- who then carried her body into a wooded area and lynched her.

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Just hours before she died on April 18, Mikayla fought with a group of white teens, including her ex-girlfriend, in the clubhouse of her apartment complex.

She suffered a bloodied lip, police said. The clubhouse showed signs of damage. Hours later, Mikayla walked into the woods and hanged herself with her belt.

Her family said Mikayla was a member of the LGBT community.

State law enforcement officials initially ruled her death a suicide. But pressure from her mother, Calvina Strothers, and community activists prompted police to take a closer look at the evidence.

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Tracking her steps on her iPhone's Health app, investigators discovered she walked about 1,316 steps -- roughly the distance from the complex into the woods where her body was found the next morning.

Additionally police traced the GPS signals of the teens she fought with. None were in the woods that night.

"As to who else may have been in the woods or that area on Sunday, we do not have any information as to that," said Middlesex district attorney Marian Ryan.

Ryan doesn't believe Mikayla's death was the result of foul play.

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A week later, Saniyya Dennis, a 19-year-old Buffalo State sophomore (pictured), went missing from her dorm room.

Saniyya's father, former Dipset rapper 40 Cal (Calvin Byrd), offered $10,000 for information on his missing daughter.

At an afternoon press conference on Thursday, police said Saniyya apparently jumped to her death from Niagara Falls after calling an ex-boyfriend 66 times.

A text she sent to her ex read: "I'm not feeling good - I think I'm going to kill myself."

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Surveillance video from Saniyya's dorm in her final hours on April 24 showed Saniyya throwing personal items into a garbage can.

Police retrieved the discarded items and concluded that she didn't plan to return to her dorm room.

Hours later, she took a bus to Goat Island where she made a 45 minute phone call to a male friend. The male friend later told police he thought he'd convinced her not to take her own life.

Saniyya sent a text message to her mom telling her she loved her. Her cell phone pinged a tower close to the edge of Niagara Falls.

At 1:22 a.m. she sent her friend a final text message, assuring him she was back on the bus.

A minute later her phone left the cell phone network -- an indication that she either turned the phone off or it was destroyed.

"It appears that this poor girl took her own life," said Erie County DA John Flynn at a press conference on Thursday.

Flynn said her body may never be found because it is likely wedged in jagged rocks below.

If you are having suicidal thoughts, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741-741.

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The model girlfriend of Bayern Munich soccer star Jerome Boateng was found dead in her Berlin, Germany apartment, officials say.

Police are investigating Kasia Lenhardt's death as suspicion of suicide.

A police spokesman said: "Yesterday at around 8.30 pm there was a police operation in Charlottenburg on suspicion of suicide. A lifeless person was found in the home. There are no indications of third-party involvement."
 

Kasia, who had Jerome's name tattooed on her torso, died a week after a nasty public split from the soccer superstar. The couple dated for 15 months before they broke up, according to The Sun newspaper.

Jerome parted ways with the 25-year-old model after she wrecked his car in January, resulting in the car being written off as a total loss.

Her blood alcohol level was above the legal limit.

In a statement after the breakup, Jerome stated Kasia "destroyed" his relationship with his ex-girlfriend Rebecca Silvera, the mother of his children.

He said it was time to "draw a line" and "apologize to everyone I've hurt" including Rebecca and their children.

"Kasia became my girlfriend by destroying the relationship with my ex-girlfriend Rebecca and my family and blackmailed me," he wrote.

But Kasia took to social media to say she dumped him because of the World Cup winner's "lies and constant infidelity".

"Now is where you draw the line. Enough," she wrote in a cryptic post on Instagram. She also referred to the pro athlete as "the devil" and promised to "speak up" and "fight back".
 

Calling Kasia's messages "manipulative", Rebecca told RTL news outlet: "Kasia destroyed my family for her own benefit. I'm not going to let her destroy Jerome too. I'm not going to let her play the victim. She's done enough damage."

The model leaves behind a son, Noah, from a previous relationship. Kasia is best known as a contestant on "Germany's Next Top Model" in 2012.

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people.

If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. A trained crisis worker is available 24/7.

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A Georgia man who traveled to Washington, DC to participate in the MAGA protests killed himself with a gunshot blast to the chest.

Christopher Stanton Georgia, 53, was found deceased in the basement of his Alpharetta, Georgia home on Saturday, Jan. 9.

Georgia's wife called 911 to report there was "blood everywhere." He died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest. The Fulton County examiner ruled Georgia died by suicide.

Georgia was arrested on January 6, the day of the riots, for violating the District of Columbia's 6 p.m. curfew.

Georgia also faced misdemeanor charges of attempting to enter the U.S. Capitol grounds, "against the will of the United States Capitol Police."

Family members described him as being depressed and "extremely distressed," according to a police report.

Officers removed two semi-automatic SKS rifles from Georgia's home. Georgia was a regional portfolio manager at BB&T bank.

He faced 180 days in jail and fines up to $1,000 for the misdemeanor charges. Georgia was the second suicide linked to the Capitol riots.

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Howard Liebengood, a US Capitol police officer and son of a former Capitol Hill staffer, took his own life on Saturday, Jan. 9. He is pictured on his wedding day.

Liebengood, 51, was assigned to protect the Senate division in the Capitol building on the day of the riots.

Liebengood, who grew up in Fairfax County, is survived by his wife and siblings.

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Busta Rhymes paid tribute to his late friend and collaborator MF DOOM as "a God MC and incredible human being".

The rap legend - whose real name was Daniel Dumile - passed away on October 31, according to a statement by his wife Jasmine on December 31.

DOOM, aka Zev Love X, Metalface and King Geedorah, worked with Busta frequently since their 1991 track "Nitty Gritty Remix" with the former's group KMD.

Busta admitted he is struggling to come to terms with the devastating loss of the beloved rapper - who was just 49.

Alongside a video of their 2016 track "In The Streets" - which also featured The Chicago Kid - Busta began his lengthy post on Instagram: "Rest easy on levels that words can't describe @MFDOOM."

He continued:

"It has taken me days to come terms with this enough to type about it and I still can't believe it or come to terms with it. I'm completely f**ked up by the loss of this God MC & incredible human being!! Over 30 years of friendship & brotherhood almighty!! I wanted to believe this was another elaborate scheme by the great Whodini MF DOOM himself but this time I have received the confirmations that it wasn't."

On DOOM's legacy, Busta added: "This has meant something to our culture that no other MC has because he figured out something that none of us before him and that was to be completely free!!!"

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DOOM suffered a devastating loss when his beloved 14-year-old son died of unknown causes. The rapper announced his son's death on Dec. 18, 2017.

"KING MALACHI EZEKIEL DUMILE 2/22/03 – 12/18/17 The greatest son one could ask for. Safe journey and may all our ancestors greet you with open arms. One of our greatest inspirations. ‘Thank you for allowing us to be your parents. Love you, Mali."

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Doom also lost his brother Dingilizwe Dumile, aka KMD's DJ Subroc, who was killed as he crossed a busy highway in New York in 1993.

KMD was dropped from the record label the same week Subroc died.

KMD was best known for their bubblegum rap song "Peachfuzz," featuring 3rd Bass and Grand Puba on the xylophone.

 

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Rapper MF DOOM passed away on October 31 at age 49. His wife Jasmine revealed the iconic British born rapper's death on Instagram on Dec. 31.

Jasmine wrote:

"The greatest husband, father, teacher, student, business partner, lover and friend I could ever ask for. Thank you for all the things you have shown, taught and given to me, our children and our family. Thank you for teaching me how to forgive beings and give another chance, not to be so quick to judge and write off. Thank you for showing how not to be afraid to love and be the best person I could ever be."

No cause of death was disclosed, but the internet says he committed suicide because he never got over the death of his beloved 14-year-old son King Malachi Ezekiel Dumile.

DOOM, who was born Daniel Dumile, announced his son's death on December 18, 2017, writing:

"KING MALACHI EZEKIEL DUMILE 2/22/03 – 12/18/17 The greatest son one could ask for. Safe journey and may all our ancestors greet you with open arms. One of our greatest inspirations. ‘Thank you for allowing us to be your parents. Love you, Mali."

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Tributes poured in for MF DOOM on social media from fellow rappers including DJ Premier, Tyler the Creator, Q-Tip from A Tribe Called Quest and Jay Electronica.

"RIP to another Giant your favorite MC’s MV .. MF DOOM!! crushing news...," Q-Tip tweeted. While Tyler the Creator wrote: "Safe travels villain."

And music streaming website Spotify tweeted: "All caps when you spell the man name. R.I.P. MF DOOM."

DOOM began his career in 1988 as Zev Love X in the rap trio KMD. DOOM's brother Dingilizwe Dumile, aka KMD's Subroc, was killed in 1993.

Rapper Danny Brown shared a video clip of DOOM from his KMD days, speaking about politics and the importance of voter registration.


 

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Rapper DaBaby paid tribute to his older brother Glen Johnson after he committed suicide on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

The father-of-four reportedly died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Charlotte, North Carolina, hours after he posted a video of himself armed with a gun and crying about the way his life had turned out.

Sources say Johnson claimed he had been wronged in the past. Afterwards, he shot himself in the head. He was found in his car in a parking lot on Berkeley Place Drive off Mallard Creek Church Road, WSOCTV reports. Johnson leaves behind three daughters and a son.

Following the tragic news, the "Rockstar" rapper, real name Jonathan Lyndale Kirk, changed his Instagram bio to, "LONG LIVE MY BROTHER," along with a black heart and a white dove emoji.

DaBaby previously mentioned his brother's mental health struggles on his 2019 lead single "Intro" from his second studio album Kirk, according to Rap-Up magazine.

"My brother be thinkin' that we don't love him and let him struggle like we ain't family / Like I won't give up all I got to see you happy," he raps.

DaBaby also shared photos of himself in Charlotte offering to take voters to the polls as part of his commitment to the #NOCAP2020 project.

The rap star accompanied the pictures with just a black heart emoji in the caption.
 

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Center for Disease Control Director Robert Redfield says suicides and drug overdoses have surpassed the death rate for COVID-19 among young people in America.

Redfield said lockdowns and lack of public schooling negatively impacts mental health among young people.

"We're seeing, sadly, far greater suicides now than we are deaths from COVID," Redfield testified in a Buck Institute Webinar. "We're seeing far greater deaths from drug overdose that are above excess that we had as background than we are seeing the deaths from COVID."

About 146,000 people have died from COVID or COVID-related causes, according to CDC data.

Federal data recorded 48,000 deaths from suicide and at least 71,000 deaths from drug overdoses in 2018.

The Chicago Sun-Times reviewed specifically black populations. In Cook County, Illinois, the number of suicide deaths among Black people is already higher than for all of 2019.

According to the American Medical Association, there has been a 40% increase in suicides and drug overdoses in Colorado in 2020. The number of calls to suicide hotlines have increased 48 percent.

Between March 15 and April 29, as many people committed suicide in Queens, New York than did between January 1 and April 29 the year prior.

Hopelessness and despair amid job uncertainty and the ongoing lockdowns have impacted mental health among children, teenagers and young adults in this country.

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The CDC has pushed for children to return to schools and adults to return to work as the deaths from COVID-19 have reached a new low.

Just 300+ people died from COVID in the U.S. last week, according to the CDC.

Redfield said he's "absolutely comfortable" with his grandchildren returning to school in the fall.

40 million jobs have been lost to the economic shutdown caused by the pandemic, compared to 2.6 million jobs lost in all of 2008 when the SARS/H1N1 virus arrived in the U.S.