John McAfee's Wife: 'My Husband Was NOT Suicidal'
Widow Janice McAfee blames U.S. authorities for tech tycoon's suspicious death
The wife of the late antivirus software tech tycoon John McAfee has blamed U.S. authorities for her husband’s sudden death, warning that "he was not suicidal."
McAfee was found dead in a Spanish jail cell Wednesday, shortly after warning that he feared he may be "suicided" - murdered with his death framed to appear as a suicide.
However, Spanish authorities have ruled that McAfee died of an apparent suicide.
His widow, Janice McAfee, is now calling for an investigation into her husband’s death, according to Reuters.
“His last words to me were ‘I love you and I will call you in the evening,'” she told reporters Friday outside the Barcelona prison where McAfee had been held.
“Those words are not words of someone who is suicidal.”
According to the New York Post, just three days before McAfee’s death, his widow had accused the US government of wanting the software entrepreneur to “die in prison” to “make an example of him for speaking out against the corruption within their government agencies.”
McAfee had been even blunter about his conspiracy fears in November 2019 — tweeting a photo of his arm tattoo and predicting that he could be murdered and it would be made to look like suicide.
“Getting subtle messages from U.S. officials saying, in effect: ‘We’re coming for you McAfee! We’re going to kill yourself,'” he tweeted at the time, three months after Jeffrey Epstein’s jail-cell suicide.
“I got a tattoo today just in case,” he wrote.
"If I suicide myself, I didn’t. I was whackd."
McAfee notoriously feared he would be targetted by assassins and employed a 24/7 entourage of armed guards who rarely left his side until he was jailed last year.
Spanish officials have insisted there were no signs of foul play in his death, although autopsy results could take “days or weeks.”
His death came after Spain’s National Court ruled to extradite him to the US, where he faced up to three decades of imprisonment for allegedly evading more than $4 million in taxes.
"We had a plan of action already in place to appeal that decision,” his widow insisted of the ruling.
"I blame the US authorities for this tragedy: Because of these politically motivated charges against him, my husband is now dead,” she said.
"Even though he was born in England, America was his home,” Janice McAfee said.
"He came there when he was a child.
"He had his first girlfriend there, his first case, you know, his first job. He made his first millions there and he wanted to be there.
"But, you know, politics just wouldn’t allow for that to happen,” she said.
John McAfee reportedly spent his final months before his arrest last October in a mysterious “ghost hotel” in Catalonia tied to a bitcoin farm.
"All John wanted to do was spend his remaining years fishing and drinking,” his widow insisted on Friday.
"He had hope that things would work out.
"We knew that there would be an uphill battle to continue to fight this situation.
"But he’s a fighter …
"And anybody that knows John, that knows him even a little bit, knows that about him,” she said.
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"He was just so loving,” Janice McAfee added.
"He had a big heart and he just loved people and he just wanted to have peace in his life.
"My prayers are that his soul has found the peace in death that he could not find in life.”