John McAfee unfortunately made big headlines this morning after he was found dead in a Spanish prison.
The antivirus pioneer and cryptocurrency advocate was found dead just hours after Spanish authorities ruled they were going to extradite him back to the United States to face tax evasion charges.
According to local news outlets in Spain, McAfee died by an apparent “suicide” which raised major red flags to most people who have following McAfee for the last year.
The red flags were raised because on multiple occasion the antivirus guru tweeted out that if he ended up like Epstein (dead) that it wouldn’t be because he was suicidal but because he was murdered.
He even took a step further and got a tattoo that read “Whackd” to prevent anyone from saying he ever committed suicide if he ended up dead in prison.
Take a look at his tweets:
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.
— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) October 15, 2020
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.$WHACKD available only on https://t.co/HdSEYi9krq🙂 pic.twitter.com/rJ0Vi2Hpjj
— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) November 30, 2019
The Sun had more details to share on the unexpected news:
JOHN McAfee had a “Whackd” tattoo and once claimed that if he was ever found dead by suicide that he did not kill himself.
He posted a picture of the tattoo in a 2019 tweet in which he accused US officials of sending him threats in “subtle messages.”
He also accused US officials of targeting him in a tweet.
The antivirus pioneer reportedly killed himself on Wednesday just hours after it was announced he would be extradited to the United States.
The 75-year-old tech mogul is reported to have taken his own life in prison in Barcelona, according to local paper El Pais.
In his tweet two years ago, McAfee appeared to show off a tattoo reading “whackd” as he accused US officials of targeting him.
“Getting subtle messages from U.S. officials saying, in effect: ‘We’re coming for you McAfee! We’re going to kill yourself’,” he wrote.
“I got a tattoo today just in case. If I suicide myself, I didn’t. I was whackd. Check my right arm.”
John #McAfee was so convinced US officials would assassinate him that he got a tattoo of it on his arm. Out of respect for his final wishes, let’s make #whackd happen. https://t.co/zWhts1kdRZ
— Syrian Girl 🇸🇾🎗 (@Partisangirl) June 23, 2021
BREAKING: McAfee antivirus software creator John McAfee was found dead in a Spanish prison hours after a court OK-ed his extradition to the U.S. (via @AP) https://t.co/ynZ0CwmDI0
— Bloomberg (@business) June 23, 2021
Business Insider covered the story too:
A 2019 tweet posted by John McAfee that said that he would not kill himself, two years before his death by suicide.
McAfee died Wednesday in Barcelona, Spain, shortly after a court ruled that he could be extradited to the US on tax evasion charges, Reuters reported.
His lawyer Javier Villalba told Reuters that the death was a suicide.
A spokeswoman for the Department of Justice in Spain’s Catalonia region said the death appeared to be suicide, but said the final determination would come after an autopsy by Spanish officials.
In the old post, McAfee said: “I got a tattoo today just in case. If I suicide myself, I didn’t. I was whackd.” It also included a photo of the tattoo.
It was posted in November 2019, almost a year before McAfee’s arrest in Barcelona which began the detention in which he died.
The post said: “Getting subtle messages from U.S. officials saying, in effect: ‘We’re coming for you McAfee! We’re going to kill yourself,'” the tweet reads. “I got a tattoo today just in case. If I suicide myself, I didn’t. I was whackd. Check my right arm.”
The story doesn’t end here though, hours after his death, McAfee’s Instagram account posted a picture of the letter Q.
Which puzzled people even more, take a look:
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
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