The authorities have declared the death of antivirus industry pioneer engineer John McAfee as a suicide after a first preliminary autopsy. The multimillionaire’s family has denied that version and is calling for a second autopsy to determine the true cause of death.
McAfee, 75, was found dead in his cell in a Barcelona prison on Wednesday, June 23, just hours after a Spanish court approved his extradition to the United States to face charges of tax evasion and other financial crimes.
However, serious doubts have been raised as to whether the technology industry billionaire and founder of one of the world’s most famous anti-virus programs actually committed suicide or was the victim of murder.
Specifically, his wife assured that she did not believe that her late husband had suicidal tendencies and, therefore, absolutely disbelieved that claim. Consequently, she has requested a “thorough investigation” into his death to determine its true origin, The Independent reported.
“His last words to me were ‘I love you and I will call you in the evening,’ those words are not the words of someone who is suicidal,” she said.
Last week, his widow blamed the U.S. authorities for her husband’s death after asserting that there are political motives behind his imprisonment.
According to the British newspaper, the family’s lawyer, Javier Villalba, said that a second independent autopsy would be carried out before the initial autopsy concluded its findings.
While the lawyer mentioned that at first glance it appeared that McAfee had taken his own life, he said he had no reason to believe that the 75-year-old had committed suicide.
Villalba, last week in dialogue with Reuters assured that he had recurrent contact with McAfee and that he never noticed that he had any special concerns that could indicate that they could lead him to suicide.
“I had constant telephone contacts with him,” Villalba literally said. “At no point had he shown any special worry or clue that could let us think this could have happened.”
The information provided by his lawyer and his own wife, coupled with the sensitive information that has been revealed and hinted at by McAfee regarding members of the deep state, more and more are wondering if he was not in fact murdered on the orders of the deep state members who might have been affected if the mogul spoke out.
Further confusion brought the memory of a 2019 tweet posted by McAfee. He warned that he was receiving “subtle messages” from U.S. government officials who warned him that they would kill him and make it look like a suicide.
To clear possible future doubts that if he appeared dead, it would not be a suicide, the tech billionaire showed through social networks a photo of himself with a tattoo with the name of his own cryptocurrency: “whackd.”
“Getting subtle messages from U.S. officials saying, in effect: ‘We’re coming for you McAfee! We’re going to kill yourself’. I got a tattoo today just in case. If I suicide myself, I didn’t. I was whackd. Check my right arm.”
Subsequent to this message, in October 2020, already detained in a Spanish prison, McAfee undoubtedly sensed a tragic outcome and warned his followers in another Twitter message that he was well, happy, and with no intention of committing suicide.
“I am content in here. I have friends. The food is good. All is well. Know that if I hang myself, a la Epstein, it will be no fault of mine.”
It should be noted that McAfee was arrested on the grounds of a tax evasion case, but just a week before his arrest, he had mentioned the “deep state” and its power ties in U.S. and global politics. He also denounced that he would publish 31 terabytes of information about the globalist elite and the hidden powers that rule the world.