Note Gonna Do It? Would The Existence Of A Suicide Note Convince John McAfee Fans There’s No Conspiracy Attached To His Death?

FILE - In this Dec 12, 2012 file photo, anti-virus software founder John McAfee talks on his mobile phone as he walks on Ocean Drive in the South Beach area of Miami Beach, Fla. John McAfee, the creator of the antivirus named after him, has been found dead in a cell of a jail near Barcelona, a government source told The Associated Press on Wednesday June 23, 2021 on the same day that a Spanish court issued a preliminary ruling in favor of his extradition to the United States to face tax-related criminal charges.(AP Photo/Alan Diaz, file)

For a guy who’s life was a crazy, secretive and exciting rampage, it’s not surprising there’s mystery, intrigue and incredible drama surrounding his death. 

Cybersecurity tycoon John McAfee apparently committed suicide last week, dying by suicide in a Spanish prison as he waited extradition to the U.S. on tax evasion charges. 

Following his death, numerous conspiracy theories abounded, but the Associated Press reported that someone close to the investigation told them that McAfee had a suicide note on him when he was found in his cell. 

Javier Villalba is McAfee’s Spanish lawyer, and as of Monday he said the family has not been told by authorities that a suicide note existed. 

Fueling some of the alternative theories as to what may or may not have happened in that Barcelona jail cell is the fact his wife is demanding a “thorough investigation” because she claims McAfee appeared far from being suicidal the last time they spoke. 

Here’s part of what she said as she was gathering his belongings. “His last words to me were ‘I love you and I will call you in the evening. Those words are not words of somebody who is suicidal.”

McAfee’s wife also shared the theory her husband had that he believed authorities wanted him to die in prison. 

Less than a week after McAfee has passed, there’s no question he’ll continue to be controversial and interesting just as he was during his 75 years. 

Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please hover over that comment, click the ∨ icon, and mark it as spam. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.