The antivirus software entrepreneur found dead in a Spanish prison cell once said he would never kill himself like Jeffrey Epstein.
In November 2019 – almost a year before his arrest – British-born John McAfee tweeted, “Get subtle news from the US
Officials actually said, “We’re coming for you McAfee! We’ll kill you ’.
“I got a tattoo today just in case. If I killed myself, I didn’t. I was whackd (sic). “
He posted a picture of his tattoo that said “$ whackd”.
The controversial businessman, 75, was found dead in a Barcelona prison on Wednesday, hours after a court backed his extradition to the United States to face tax charges.
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His lawyer, Javier Villalba, insisted it was suicide. He said, “At no point had he shown any particular concern or suggestion that would lead us to believe that this might have happened.”
Authorities who ran Brian’s 2 prison said medics tried to resuscitate McAfee who claimed to have fathered 47 children.
After his arrest last October, he cryptically tweeted, “I’m happy in here. The food is good. All is well. Know that if I hang myself à la Epstein, it’s not my fault. “
Financier Epstein – a convicted pedophile and friend of Prince Andrew – was found dead in a New York prison in 2019.
Three days before his death, McAfee’s wife, former prostitute Janice Dyson, posted: “The US authorities are determined to let John die in prison to make an example of speaking out against corruption in their government agencies. “
McAfee was born in Cinderford, Gloucs, on a US Army base, to an American father and British mother stationed there.
He was arrested in Spain and charged with failing to file tax returns.
McAfee claimed there was a conspiracy to get him. His lawyers said he intended to take action against all allegations.