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John McAfee's Body Is Still In A Spanish Morgue Seven Months After Death In Prison

Anish Vij

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John McAfee's Body Is Still In A Spanish Morgue Seven Months After Death In Prison

John McAfee's body still remains in a Spanish morgue seven months after his suicide in prison.

The millionaire made his fortune from creating the anti-virus software McAfee.

But aside from being a successful tech entrepreneur, the 75-year-old was perhaps best known for his wild personal life, from drink and drugs to being on the run from the CIA.

Born in Gloucestershire, UK, McAfee grew up in the US, spending a great deal of his childhood in Salem, Virginia.


However, following the death of his father, he began dabbling in hard drugs and was known to go on day-long acid trips.

It is now believed that those close to McAfee don't know why his body has not yet been released, reports MarketWatch.

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

The case continues to part of a cause-of-death investigation.


In Spain death reports are issued in a different way to other countries and the judge has more of say in proceedings.

McAfee's ex wife Janice McAfee and his daughter only named as 'Jen' have reportedly petitioned to take possession of the body.

It's being said that Jen wanted the body of her father to be cremated and taken to America.

While working as a computer programmer in the 1980s, John McAfee once did a whole bag of an intense psychedelic called DMT, and freaked the hell out, later found hiding behind a trash can in downtown St. Louis.


Needless to say, he was fired from his position.

In the 90s, he made his fortune, spotting a gap in the cybersecurity market when he received the first virus for the PC while working for American aerospace manufacturer Lockheed.

He went onto sell McAfee to tech giant Intel, personally making $84 million (£60.3m) from the deal in 1994.

After the economic crash in 2008, McAfee suffered financially and sold his belongings, moving to a picturesque property in Belize.


And it's there that the stories became even more bizarre.

Rumours of drug-taking, orgies in the jungle and self-administered testosterone shots in the bum (to keep aging at bay, apparently) began to circulate, with McAfee often pictured surrounded by women in bikinis.

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

He once told The Sun: "Some people think it is horrendous that I lived with seven women aged between 18 and 25. People can think what they want. The women all got along."


In August last year, McAfee was charged with tax evasion, which carry a sentence of up to 30 years in prison, and he was arrested in Barcelona in October 2020 while attempting to board a plane to Turkey.

In March 2021, he was also indicted on fraud and money laundering conspiracy charges, which related to two cryptocurrency schemes he was allegedly involved in.

McAfee was found dead just hours after Spain's National Court authorised his extradition to the US on 23 June 2021 aged 75.

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Anish Vij
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