Earlier today, Spanish journalists reported that John McAfee was found dead in his Prison Cell at the Brians 2 Penitentiary Center. Shortly before this, he was approved by the courts to be extradited to the U.S to face the remainder of his prison sentence.
“Confirmation has come from our legal team in Spain that John was found dead in his jail cell,” said Nishay Sanan, McAfee’s lawyer in Chicago. “I am saddened to hear of the events and my prayers go out to his wife Janice.”
“John was and will always be remembered as a fighter,” Sanan said. “He tried to love this country but the U.S. Government made his existence impossible. They tried to erase him but they failed.”
Who is John McAfee?
Born in 1945, McAfee founded the software company McAfee Associates in his early forties. His company was responsible for one of the most well-known antivirus software programs at the time. He resigned from the company in 1994, and went on to found software firm Tribal Voice — behind one of the internet’s first instant message and chat programs — as well technology company QuorumEx and security and privacy company Future Tense Central.
McAfee made headlines in the crypto space and mainstream media for a July 2017 prediction that the price of Bitcoin would reach $500,000 by 2020.
He went viral on Twitter after responding to another user, saying he would “eat his own dick” on national TV if his Bitcoin prediction was wrong. Fortunately for our eyes, John McAfee didn’t eat his own dick when he was wrong in 2020.
Mystery Surrounding His Death
Antivirus creator John McAfee published a video in July 2020, calling out the so-called “deep state” in the US. A week later, the arrest warrant was issued and he got arrested in Spain. Coincidence?
After McAfee was sent to prison, he regularly posted updates from his Twitter account, saying he was “content” with his situation and had friends in prison.
In a tweet dug up from 2020, he stated that IF he ever hung himself, it would be no fault of his own. Clearly stating his lack of interest in ever committing suicide.
In another tweet, McAfee said that U.S officials wanted him dead. Claiming they were planning to kill him, in which he responded by getting a tattoo with the word “WHACKD”
Janice McAfee, his wife, stated in a fathers day post on June 20th, that the US government wanted to make an example out of John for speaking out against corruption. “U.S authorities are determined to have John die in prison”
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