Though officially, the death of John McAfee, the anti-virus software entrepreneur found dead in a Spanish jail cell has been ruled a suicide, his 2019n tweet where he said he would never take his own life like Jeffrey Epstein has raised more questions and suspicion about his death.
In November 2019 – almost a year before his arrest, John McAfee tweeted: “Getting subtle messages from US officials saying, in effect: ‘We’re coming for you McAfee! We’re going to kill yourself’.” It added: “If I suicide myself, I didn’t. I was whackd. (sic)”
The controversial businessman, 75, was found hanging in a Barcelona jail on last Wednesday, hours after a court backed his extradition to the US to face tax-related criminal charges.
A week earlier, he had tweeted: “I regret nothing.” His lawyer Javier Villalba said his death was suicide: “At no point had he shown any special worry or clue that could let us think this could have happened.”
Authorities running the Brians 2 jail said medics tried to resuscitate McAfee, who claimed to have fathered 47 kids.
After his arrest last October, he tweeted cryptically: “I am content in here. I have friends. The food is good. All is well.
During his last extradition hearing on June 15, McAfee pleaded with the Spanish court not to allow for his extradition back to the US as he would spend the rest of his life in jail if convicted.
“I am hoping that the Spanish court will see the injustice of this,” McAfee told the hearing as he said that the charges against him were politically motivated. “The United States wants to use me as an example.”
The controversial tech guru had been “on the run” since 2019 when he was charged in Tennessee with tax evasion. He had admitted that year to not filing tax returns for eight years for ideological reasons.
McAfee was arrested in October 2020 as he attempted to fly from Spain to Turkey on a British passport.