Computer programmer, businessman, founder of the McAfee antivirus solution, and crypto celebrity John McAfee was reportedly found dead in his cell in Spain, where he was being held after being arrested for charges of tax evasion in the United States, several sources said on June 23. He allegedly hanged himself, according to his lawyers, and resuscitation attempts proved unsuccessful.
A Quick Brief on John McAfee
John McAfee was arrested in Barcelona in Oct 2020, when he was due to depart for Turkey after he was convicted of tax evasion in the United States for promoting and profiteering from cryptocurrency promotion, consultancy, speaking work, and selling the rights to his life story for a documentary.
He was famous for promoting random crypto projects during the great bull market of ’17-’18, where his picks of the day saw great price appreciation and volatility, it was alleged that John McAfee received heavy financial compensation in millions for recommending these projects to his million followers. John also predicted that Bitcoin would reach a 1 million dollar valuation per coin.
John McAfee is considered to be a difficult but principled person. This is despite him being accused of erratic behavior and extensive run-ins with the law. He was especially supportive of crypto, personal freedoms and highly skeptical of the government’s conduct. Now, suspicions are being cast over his alleged suicide.
John McAfee said several times that if he’s dead, it shouldn’t be considered suicide. He claimed that bad men were still out there chasing him. He also alleged that they would try to kill Epstein style. This was a reference to the convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein who also died. The latter’s death happened by hanging in prison. This remains a controversial topic to this day as to if he really killed himself.
He was an eccentric life-loving person, known for his luxury lifestyle and appreciation for its joys and hence most people find it difficult to believe that he suddenly hanged himself. This is a developing story, facts are still coming out, though it’s unlikely that the conspiracy theories would die out anytime soon.
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