Court documents, seen by Reuters on September 29, dated from July 24, have concluded John McAfee’s family’s appeal to investigate the software mogul’s death in a Barcelona prison.
Despite McAfee previously expressing concerns about a potential attempt to mask his death as suicide, it has now been officially ruled that the crypto ace, famous programmer, and businessman ‘died by suicide’.
According to the Spanish court ruling:
“There is not a single element of suspicion, of a charge against a third party, of criminal behavior.”– Spanish Court
John McAfee, the creator of the world’s first commercial antivirus software in 1987, was found dead in his Spanish prison cell on June 23, 2021, at the age of 75, shortly after Spain’s Supreme Court approved his extradition to the United States on tax evasion charges.
Although an autopsy had already concluded that he had committed suicide, his family appealed for a more thorough inquiry into his death.
Interestingly, McAfee posted on Twitter two years before his supposed suicide:
“If I suicide myself. I didn’t”.– John McAfee
The British-American tech billionaire had been incarcerated at the Brians 2 prison in Barcelona for eight months after being apprehended following years of evading US law enforcement.
It is known that he was a huge enthusiast, supporter, and user of cryptocurrencies. According to past interviews, everything started in 2011, when McAfee was pressured into reading the Bitcoin (BTC) whitepaper published by its pseudonymous creator, Satoshi Nakamoto.
John McAfee was impressed with the power of Bitcoin’s mathematics and believed it had the power to change the world.