John McAfee died in a Spanish Prison, June 23, 2021
Age 75, after a life full of stories and adventure, and being very vocal about his beliefs.
He was found hanged in a Spanish prison. He had been arrested 9 months earlier trying to board a plane from Barcelona to Istanbul on a British passport--he was arrested on a US warrant for tax evasion.
In 2019, he said he hadn't payed taxes for 8 years for ideological reasons.
His lawyer said McAfee had said that, given his age, if sentenced for tax evasion, he could spend the rest of his life in jail. (Up to 10 for tax evasion, up to 20 for securities fraud.)
Some think his death was not by suicide. In 2019 he tweeted he was getting subtle messages from the government they were going to kill himself [sic] and that if he suicided himself, he didn't, and got a tattoo that says '$WHACKD.' In Oct 2020 about a month after his arrest he tweeted, '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.'
Other people have also referenced Epstein when talking about McAfee's death.
Camera footage from inside the prison and an autopsy report have not been made available at this point.
Some people think he might have set up a 'dead man's switch' to leak information about elites after his death, particularly considering his tech-savvyness.
Recent tweet by his wife Janet: