TL:DR – John McAfee Dead in Spanish Prison | Official story ‘suicide’ | Claims he was ‘Epsteined’ to shut him up
The former tech CEO, AntiVirus software mogul, two-time Presidential candidate and colourful personality in the libertarian world, John McAfee has been found dead in his prison cell in Barcelona, hours after the Spanish court approved the first of two United States extradition requests on tax evasion charges. The Spanish Justice department claim that his death was an ‘apparent suicide’ by hanging, despite McAfee previously stating on multiple occasions that if he was found dead by suicide, it would be because he had been ‘$whackd’ (sic). In fact, he even had the word tattooed on his arm.
One of the world’s biggest anti-establishment rebels, and a constant thorn in the side of the authorities, McAfee’s life at times reads like a deep-state corruption thriller novel, and his sudden death has the internet buzzing, with theories that her was ‘Epsteined’ circulating on social media, largely due to his October 2020 tweet where he stated that if he hanged himself in the same manner as Billionaire Paedophile Jeffrey Epstein, it would be no fault of his.
With McAfee dead, many are already theorising that he was ‘offed’ by the ‘Deep State’, the alleged shadow-government which controls the US military-industrial and political establishment. McAfee spent much of his later years calling out the Deep State for institutional corruption. He gained a huge following, comprising both supporters and detractors over many years, famously weighing in on everything from politics to cryptocurrency, and claimed in 2017 he would ‘eat his own d***’ if Bitcoin did not reach $500,000 by the end of 2020 (it didn’t). He even later doubled down with a price prediction of $1M just 4 months later.
McAfee dead just hours after extradition testimony
The news of McAfee’s death in a Spanish prison cell, hours after testifying by video link to the Catalan court which subsequently ruled that he could be extradited to Tennessee to face charges of tax evasion, is now trending on Twitter and other social media.
If you have enough power, you can take anything you f***ing want…. Wake up people. Be cautious who you give power to.John McAfee, Nov 2020.
McAfee was no stranger to finding himself at the wrong end of the law. Throughout his life, he has been accused of firearms and drugs offences, indicted on securities violations (for ICO pump and dump schemes) and even being a ‘person of interest’ in the murder of a neighbour in Belize, alongside the most recent tax charges brought by the IRS, which he has previously said he will expose. He claimed the tax charges were linked to his failed Presidential runs in the 2020 and 2016 elections as the Libertarian Party candidate.
A Libertarian hero to many people, but a Villain to others, the news of John McAfee’s death has already ignited heated debate as to whether his alleged suicide was by his own hand because he couldn’t stand the thought of spending the rest of his life in a US prison or whether he was murdered (in his own words ‘a la Epstein’) to shut him up from testifying before a grand jury, and everything in between. On his IRL podcast hours after the news broke, alternative journalist and commentator Tim Pool even theorised that McAfee’s death could be the antivirus pioneer’s final act of ‘Ultimate Trolling’.
One thing is for sure, this story is not going away anytime soon. How long will it be before ‘McAfee didn’t kill himself’ t-shirts are starting to be seen worn by people all over the world?
Rest In Peace John McAfee.