The widow of John McAfee has reportedly released the tech tycoon’s supposed suicide note, in which he described himself as a “parasite” whose “future does not exist” — but she cast doubt about its authenticity.
A preliminary coroner’s report has confirmed the initial determination by local authorities that the eccentric antivirus software creator hanged himself in a Barcelona prison.
McAfee’s family, which has questioned whether he killed himself, has requested a second, independent autopsy.
Sources have said that the 75-year-old had a suicide note in his pocket when guards found him and tried to revive him, according to reports.
An image of the one-page letter — written in capital letters and posted with the hashtag #NotASuideNote — purports to show some of McAfee’s final thoughts before he was found dead, according to the UK’s Independent.
“I am a phantom parasite,” the note begins, before some words are crossed out. “I want to control my future, which does not exist.”
John McAfee and his wife, Janice.Twitter