A SUICIDE NOTE was apparently discovered tucked inside the pocket of the British-American tycoon John McAfee’s body, according to reports on Friday.
The note was discovered after the 75-year-old tech guru’s wife claimed they spoke on the phone hours before he was discovered dead, with his final words to her being: “I love you and I will call you in the evening.”
The discovery of the late software millionaire’s note was credited to an unknown source, according to the Associated Press.
McAfee’s Spanish lawyer, Javier Villalba, said the family had not been formally made aware of the note by authorities.
The widow of John McAfee on Friday demanded a “thorough investigation” of his death, saying her husband did not appear suicidal when they last spoke.
“His last words to me were ‘I love you and I will call you in the evening,’” the 38-year-old told reporters outside the Brians 2 penitentiary northwest of Barcelona where she recovered her late husband’s belongings. She said they spoke earlier on the day he was found dead.
“Those words are not words of somebody who is suicidal,” she added.
The 75-year-old British-born maverick was found dead in his cell at Brians 2 penitentiary in Barcelona, Spain, on Wednesday.
McAfee’s hanging death came hours after a judge had approved his extradition to the US to face federal indictment for evading more than $4 million in taxes.
“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.”
John McAfee’s social media postings indicated that he had chosen a northeastern Spanish coastal resort town as his base in Europe at least since late 2019.
“All John wanted to do was spend his remaining years fishing and drinking,” his widow said 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.”
“He was just so loving. He had a big heart and he just loved people and he just wanted to have peace in his life,” Janice McAfee added. “My prayers are that his soul has found the peace in death that he could not find in life.”