JOHN McAfee’s Instagram account posted a mysterious “Q” just minutes after his jail “suicide” death was reported.
The antivirus pioneer reportedly killed himself after he was prepared to be extradited to the United States, and within 30 minutes after a news outlet shared the news, McAfee’s Instagram uploaded a photo of the capital letter Q.
The 75-year-old tech mogul is reported to have taken his own life in prison in Barcelona, according to local paper El Pais.
And the “Q” photo on his social media appears to be a reference to QANON, the bizarre conspiracy theory that was tied to the fortunes of former President Donald Trump.
McAfee’s latest Instagram post was shared without a caption and showed a black letter “Q” on top of a white background, the Independent reported.
The letter “Q” represents a “disproven and discredited far-right conspiracy theory”, known as QANON, about pedophiles running a worldwide child sex-trafficking ring.
Instagram users responded to the post by commenting: “RIP,”
“this man did not kill himself,” “Q,” and “Epstein 2.0”
According to the news outlet, McAfee once shared a photo in 2019 of himself in an altered image of Jeffrey Epstein — who was found dead in a prison cell that same year.
He wrote alongside the image: “I never said Jeffrey Epstein was murdered. I said he didn’t commit suicide. Not the same.
“Could be alive. Could have never existed. Maybe murdered. I dunno. I only know he didn’t commit suicide.”
Epstein was arrested in July 2019, just one month before his death, and accused of sexually exploiting and abusing dozens of underage girls.
Additionally, McAfee once claimed that if he was ever discovered dead by suicide that he did not kill himself.
Two years ago, McAfee appeared to show off a tattoo reading “whackd” in a tweet as he blamed US officials of targeting him.
“Getting subtle messages from U.S. officials saying, in effect: ‘We’re coming for you McAfee! We’re going to kill yourself,'” he wrote.