Anti-virus software leader John McAfee, who sought the Libertarian Celebration election for President in 2016 and 2020, has actually been discovered dead in a jail cell in Spain, according to reports. The tech tycoon previously declared that “if I suicide myself, I didn’t. I was whackd.”
McAfee had been apprehended by Spanish authorities at the demand of the U.S. Department of Justice for supposed tax evasion. Spanish authorities had actually approved his extradition to the U.S. shortly prior to his death, which early reports in local papers are attributing to suicide.
McAfee, aged 75 at the time of his death, made his fortune as a software designer in the early days of Silicon Valley, pioneering the widely-used McAfee Anti-virus software.
According to El Pais, a mainstream paper in Spain, sources at the Spanish Department of Justice stated “whatever indicate a suicide.”
In 2019, McAfee declared “If I suicide myself, I didn’t. I was whackd.”
Getting subtle messages from U.S. authorities saying, in effect: “We’re coming for you McAfee! We’re going to eliminate yourself”. I got a tattoo today just in case. If I suicide myself, I didn’t. I was whackd. Check my right arm.$WHACKD offered just on https://t.co/HdSEYi9krq!.?.!:)pic.twitter.com/rJ0Vi2Hpjj– John McAfee(@officialmcafee)November 30, 2019″Getting subtle messages from U.S.
officials saying, in effect:”We’re coming for you McAfee! We’re going to eliminate yourself,”said McAfee in a tweet. Showing a photo of his arm with a tattoo stating” $WHACKD,
“McAfee said”I got a tattoo today just in case. If I suicide myself, I didn’t. I was whackd. Examine my ideal arm.” McAfee repeated his position in a 2020 tweet: I am material in here. I have friends. The food is great. 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 An outspoken
libertarian who ended up being well-known for his eccentric
, viral stunts, declared taxes to be
“prohibited” in 2019, and claimed he had not submitted an income tax return for eight years. In 2020, he attracted headlines for fabricating his own arrest in Norway, which he declared had been the result of trying to use a thong as a face mask. McAfee later on confessed that it was a trick,
and mocked the media for failing to fact-check. In 2016, McAfee made his very first effort to end up being the Libertarian Celebration
candidate for president, working on a platform of free enterprise economics, open market, foreign policy non-interventionism, the decriminalization of marijuana, and higher awareness of cyberwarfare threats to the United States. He eventually lost the Libertarian Party main to the former Republican politician governor of New Mexico, Gary Johnson. Allum Bokhari is the senior innovation correspondent at Breitbart
News. He is the author of #DELETED: Big Tech’s Battle to Erase the Trump Movement and Steal The Election.