- Tech mogul John McAfee was found dead in a Spanish jail on Wednesday, the result of suicide by hanging, according to local authorities.
- McAfee’s Instagram account was mysteriously deleted after a cryptic post was made in the minutes following his death.
- More weird news here.
John McAfee, the wealthy antivirus software entrepreneur, was reported to have hanged himself in a Spanish jail on Wednesday. He had just been approved for extradition back to the United States on charges of tax-evasion and fraud.
Back in October of 2020, McAfee wrote in a tweet, “Know that if I hang myself, a la Epstein, it will be no fault of mine.”
Today a man facing a difficult situation asked if I knew of painless ways to kill himself. Having little experience in such, I was of not much help.
The amazing thing is that the tone of the discussion was like discussing the weather.
Prison is a strange environment.
— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) May 27, 2021
“Judicial staff have been dispatched to the prison and are investigating the causes of death,” the Catalan Department of Justice said in a statement. “Everything points to death by suicide.”
McAfee’s lawyer, Javier Villalba, told Reuters, “This is the result of a cruel system that had no reason to keep this man in jail for so long.”
Withing 30 minutes of McAfee’s suicide in a Brians 2 prison cell near Barcelona being reported, the 75-year-old’s Instagram account made a cryptic post displaying a picture of the letter Q, which would appear to have been a reference to the well-traveled QAnon conspiracy theory – a conspiracy theory that claims there is a secret “deep state” world order of satanic pedophiles and human traffickers that are in war with a group led by former President Donald Trump.
John McAffee's instagram account just posted a large Q 30 minutes ago.
John McAffee was found dead in his prison cell earlier today. pic.twitter.com/Z1td5aL4jv
— Keith Edwards (@keithedwards) June 23, 2021
Shortly after the Instagram post was made McAfee’s Instagram account was closed without explanation.
Related: John McAfee’s Wife Made Startling Claims Just 3 Days Before His Death
Back in 2019, McAfee wrote on Twitter alongside a photo of a new tattoo, “If I suicide myself, I didn’t. I was whackd.” That same year, on Instagram, McAfee wrote, “I never said Jeffrey Epstein was murdered. I said he didn’t commit suicide. Not the same. Could be alive. Could have never existed. Maybe murdered. I dunno. I only know he didn’t commit suicide.”
How did this get started? It's popping up all over the place. I never said Jeffrey Epstein was murdered. I said he didn't commit suicide. Not the same. Could be alive. Could have never existed. Maybe murdered. I dunno. I only know he didn't commit suicide. pic.twitter.com/aIQ1URuemV
— Office of President Elect Mark (@IPTVBoyz) June 24, 2021
Several media outlets that reached out to McAfee’s wife, Janice, his lawyer, and Instagram have yet to receive an explanation for both the cryptic post and for why McAfee’s account was shuttered.
In the hours following McAfee’s reported suicide, the hashtag #JohnMcAfeeDidntKillHimself began spreading across social media.
BREAKING: John McAfee “apparent suicide” just hours after extradition to the USA was approved by courts.#McAfeeDidntKillHimself pic.twitter.com/pFZ7Qo3EX9
— Pepe Midnight 🇺🇸🦅 (@EmotionsCloud) June 23, 2021
I have significant disagreement with McAfee, but this was clearly an unlawful assasination by the government, not a suicide#McAfeeDidntKillHimself https://t.co/tPjF0ir0wq
— Ἰωάννης Δοῦνς ὁ Σκώτος (@ByzCat) June 23, 2021
Nobody kills themself to avoid being moved from a Spanish prison to a US prison…#McAfeeDidntKillHimself
— Chase Geiser (@realchasegeiser) June 24, 2021
#McAfeeDidntKillHimself JOHN MCAFEE WAS KILLED ON FOREIGN SOIL BY US INSURGENTS
— calum b (@calummblair) June 23, 2021
From our interview with John McAfee last year. RIP #McAfeeDidntKillHimself pic.twitter.com/BiZkbAEAoD
— Countere Magazine (@CountereCulture) June 23, 2021
Has #McAfeeDidntKillHimself started trending yet? https://t.co/492QPGErnK
— Connor Toole (@CTooleSaysStuff) June 23, 2021