Antivirus mogul John McAfee had revealed that his friends have "evaporated" due to the fear of association but said he "regrets nothing" in a tweet that came just a week before his death while lodging in his Spanish prison cell.
The post, which was pinned on his Twitter account, was the last post before his death on Wednesday.
"The U.S believes I have hidden crypto," McAfee tweeted on June 16th, "I wish I did but it has dissolved through the many hands of Team McAfee (your belief is not required), and my remaining assets are all seized. My friends evaporated through fear of association. I have nothing. Yet, I regret nothing."
The US believes I have hidden crypto. I wish I did but it has dissolved through the many hands of Team McAfee (your belief is not required), and my remaining assets are all seized. My friends evaporated through fear of association.
I have nothing.
Yet, I regret nothing.
— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) June 16, 2021
The seventy-five-year-old British-born software pioneer, who founded one of the world's most famous anti-virus software, died by suicide, the Spanish Justice Department said in a statement.
However, theories about his death have sparked interest among people on the internet...
His death came hours after the Spanish High Court ruled in favor of extraditing him to the U.S where he was set to face charges of tax evasion and apparently earning $13m by falsely promoting cryptocurrencies to unwitting investors.
He was arrested in Spain in October while at the Barcelona airport by law enforcement officials. He faced a potential sentence of more than 2 decades in prison if convicted in the U.S on tax charges that claimed he did not file tax returns between 2014 and 2018.
But get this...
Getting subtle messages from U.S. officials saying, in effect: "We're coming for you McAfee! We're going to kill yourself". I got a tattoo today just in case. If I suicide myself, I didn't. I was whackd. Check my right arm.$WHACKD available only on https://t.co/HdSEYi9krq:) pic.twitter.com/rJ0Vi2Hpjj
— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) November 30, 2019
McAfee, in his previous tweets in November 2019 and later in October 2020, had suggested that if died by "suicide" in the future, it would be because he was "whacked."
McAfee also said that if he hung himself "a la Epstein" - making reference to Jeffery Epstein being found hung in his cell - then it would be by no fault of his.
I am content in here. I have friends.
The food is good. 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
Minutes after his death, an image of the letter "Q" was posted on his Instagram account, which is believed to be a reference to a "QAnon" conspiracy theory, was posted to his account.
QAnon is a conspiracy theory that believes former president Donald Trump was waging a secret war against a global cabal of cannibalistic, Satan-worshipping democratic pedophiles. Trump did not endorse the conspiracy but described QAnon activists as "people who love our country."
After the Instagram post went viral, people questioned whether or not McAfee was Q, but most people believed that the attention his post is receiving from QAnon conspiracists was what McAfee intended in the first place, ensuring that even when dead, he can still continue to troll.
Who knows what really happened, but it's safe to say... McAfee's death is certainly looking suspicious!