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Antivirus pioneer John McAfee’s final hours in a Spanish prison revealed
Newly released autopsy results confirm that controversial tech tycoon John McAfee committed suicide inside a Spanish prison cell while awaiting extradition to the US.
The preliminary coroner’s report confirms the initial determination by local authorities that the eccentric antivirus software creator hanged himself in the prison, the Spanish-language newspaper El Pais reported on Monday.
McAfee’s family, which has questioned whether he killed himself, has requested a second and independent autopsy, El Pais said.
Sources close to the case revealed earlier on Monday that McAfee had a suicide note in his pocket when guards found him and tried to revive him, according to reports.
The source did not reveal the contents of the suicide note.
McAfee, 75, was found hanging in the Barcelona prison Wednesday, just hours after a Spanish court ruled he would be extradited to the US to face tax evasion charges.
A frequent tweeter, McAfee had long claimed that US officials were out to kill him and would make it look like a suicide — and even had a tattoo that read, “$WHACKD.”
In a cryptic post on Twitter last year, he quipped, “Know that if I hang myself, a la Epstein, it will be no fault of mine” — a reference to convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, who hanged himself in a New York prison while awaiting trial for sex-trafficking.
McAfee fueled even more conspiracy theories when a mysterious post on his Instagram account — with just the letter Q — popped up hours after his death.
He had not used the account since he was jailed but had referenced QAnon on Twitter in earlier posts. QAnon followers believe a cabal of Satanic cannibalistic pedophiles run the US government.
McAfee had been jailed at the Brians 2 prison since October while a Spanish tribunal considered whether to honor the extradition order.
Federal prosecutors in Tennessee had issued a warrant for McAfee, alleging that he dodged more than $4 million in taxes.
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