'Unabomber' Ted Kaczynski found dead in prison at 81

By Jen Krausz on
 June 12, 2023

Theodore "Ted" Kaczynski, known as the Unabomber, died in prison on Saturday at age 81 after being found unresponsive in his cell at a prison medical facility where he has resided since 2021 because of ill health.

Authorities believe Kaczynski may have died of suicide but are still investigating the circumstances of his death.

Prior to his transfer to the medical facility, he was housed at the Supermax facility in Colorado for 23 years following his sentencing to four life sentences plus 30 years.

He was convicted of 16 bombings from 1978 to 1995, and those bombings killed three people and injured 23 more.

Ironically, he was caught because he demanded media outlets publish his 35,000-word manifesto, and his brother and sister-in-law recognized some of the ideas and turned him in.

His Montana cabin held bomb makings and writings about his crimes.