John McAfee’s demise has set off quite a few conspiracy theories, tributes and criticism of the extradition to the US the now-deceased antivirus magnate was going through.
McAfee was discovered lifeless in his jail cell in Barcelona solely hours after a Spanish courtroom accepted his extradition to the US, the place he was going through expenses of tax evasion and different monetary crimes.
An announcement from Spain’s Ministry of Justice has indicated the reason for demise for McAfee could possibly be suicide, a element that has set off many who see a conspiracy, citing previous McAfee tweets the place he warned his followers that if it was ever reported he dedicated suicide, “a la Epstein,” then it was knowledgeable hit.
RIP John McAfee who died from obvious suicide whereas awaiting extradition.
Drawback is: he was claiming to do nicely in jail and insisted that "if I dangle myself, a la Epstein, it is going to be no fault of mine"? https://t.co/1oyEMPtMbZ pic.twitter.com/J8E5ugsx43
— Coffeezilla (@coffeebreak_YT) June 23, 2021
John McAfee made a video in 2020 calling out the deep state…per week after that video was made there was a warrant out for his arrest…a 12 months later he’s discovered lifeless…
John McAfee didn’t kill himself.
— samanthamarika (@samanthamarika1) June 23, 2021
One 2019 tweet from McAfee, who was identified for freely talking his thoughts, nonetheless outlandishly, warned the previous tech mogul was getting “refined messages” from US authorities officers that they had been going to have him killed and make it seem like a suicide. He even confirmed off a tattoo, studying “whackd,” which Twitter customers started turning right into a hashtag, together with #McAfeeDidntKillHimself, shortly after his demise was introduced.
Getting refined messages from U.S. officers saying, in impact: "We're coming for you McAfee! We're going to kill your self". I received a tattoo immediately simply in case. If I suicide myself, I didn't. I used to be whackd. Test my proper arm.$WHACKD obtainable solely on https://t.co/HdSEYi9krq:) pic.twitter.com/rJ0Vi2Hpjj
— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) November 30, 2019
McAfee was discovered lifeless immediately. #McAfeeDidntKillHimself https://t.co/G52bP1Vn94
— Dispassionate Ancap (@darkish4181) June 23, 2021
The opposite tweet warned McAfee’s followers that he was “content material” shortly after his arrest in October 2020 in Spain.
I’m content material in right here. I’ve mates.
The meals is nice. All is nicely.
Know that if I dangle myself, a la Epstein, it is going to be no fault of mine.
— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) October 15, 2020
Think about if the John McAfee suicide rumors find yourself being true after he shared this pic.twitter.com/G00Ato6DCK
— Alec Hale-Pletka (@alechp) June 23, 2021
— Pepe Midnight ??? (@EmotionsCloud) June 23, 2021
So as to add to conspiracy theories, customers additionally started noticing a put up – the primary in months – to McAfee’s Instagram account of a solo ‘Q’, a reference many related to the QAnon motion, which connects quite a few conspiracy theories to the federal government ‘deep state’ that McAfee had additionally been essential of later in life.
This was posted by whoever has entry to McAfee’s Instagram one hour in the past: pic.twitter.com/1v2JXDq2kM
— Cassandra Fairbanks (@CassandraRules) June 23, 2021
McAfee’s demise additionally led critics to blast the US courtroom system and his impending extradition to the US.
“Europe shouldn’t extradite these accused of non-violent crimes to a courtroom system so unfair – and jail system so merciless – that native-born defendants would fairly die than change into topic to it,” tweeted Edward Snowden, himself a fugitive from the US after blowing the whistle on the Nationwide Safety Company’s mass surveillance.
Snowden warned that jailed journalist and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who can be going through potential extradition to the US, could possibly be subsequent.
Europe shouldn’t extradite these accused of non-violent crimes to a courtroom system so unfair—and jail system so merciless—that native-born defendants would fairly die than change into topic to it. Julian Assange could possibly be subsequent.
Till the system is reformed, a moratorium ought to stay. https://t.co/tUociySmVy
— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) June 23, 2021
Different McAfee supporters merely mourned the person’s passing and expressed assist for his spouse, Janice.
within the wake of this positively devastating information, i’d prefer to ship my most honest condolences to @theemrsmcafee. please consider her, she has demonstrated such braveness and resilience all through this previous 12 months. an exquisite woman that deserves all of our assist. we love you janice.
— MJ (@morganisawizard) June 23, 2021
Each man dies. Not each man actually lives. pic.twitter.com/DnM2cfSHb2
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) June 23, 2021
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