A Spanish court has ruled that John McAfee, the controversial cryptocurrency evangelist and software entrepreneur, died by suicide in his prison cell in June 2021. McAfee was 75 years old at the time of his death.
McAfee had been arrested in Spain in October 2020 on charges of tax evasion in the United States. He was facing up to 30 years in prison if convicted.
In the months leading up to his death, McAfee had repeatedly tweeted that he would never take his own life and that he was being framed by the US government. He also accused the Spanish prison system of mistreatment.
However, the Spanish court found that there was no evidence to support McAfee’s claims. The court also found that McAfee had a history of mental illness and suicide attempts.
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
McAfee’s death is a tragic end to a controversial life. He was a brilliant entrepreneur who made significant contributions to the tech industry. However, he was also a troubled individual who struggled with addiction and mental illness.
The Spanish court’s ruling that McAfee died by suicide is a reminder of the importance of mental health awareness and suicide prevention. It is also a reminder that even the most successful people can be vulnerable to mental illness and suicide.
John McAfee’s death is a reminder of the importance of mental health awareness and suicide prevention. It is also a reminder that even the most successful people can be vulnerable to mental illness and suicide.
If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts, please reach out for help. There are many resources available to support you.