Shocking John McAfee’s 2019 Tweet surfaces online
After the Spanish high court approved his extradition to the United States, John McAfee, the inventor of antivirus business McAfee, was discovered dead in a Spanish prison near Barcelona on Wednesday afternoon, June 23.
Just hours after a preliminary decision for his extradition to the United States on tax evasion allegations, the British IT entrepreneur apparently committed suicide in a jail cell. The charges involved a maximum penalty of 30 years in jail.
Last October, McAfee was apprehended as he was ready to board a flight to Istanbul at Barcelona’s international airport.
The Catalan justice department stated in a statement that jail guards and doctors attempted but failed to save the life of a 75-year-old man. He was proclaimed dead after all attempts to rescue him failed.
“Judicial personnel has been summoned to the jail and is examining the cause of death,” according to the statement, which also stated that “everything leads to death by suicide.”
McAfee’s December 2019 tweet declaring that he will never die by suicide has emerged online amid rumours of his suspected suicide. McAfee said in his tweet that if he ever died by suicide, it indicated he didn’t and was “whacked.” He also claimed that the US government was attempting to assassinate him.
In 1987, McAfee Anti-Virus was the first commercial anti-virus software to be released. In 2011, it was finally sold to Intel.
McAfee claimed to have fathered at least 47 children throughout the course of his life, and he met his current wife after she approached him about prostitution.