John McAfee’s fourth wife, Janice McAfee (née Dyson), recently released a statement from Spain on X (formerly Twitter), revealing that she had retrieved and cremated John’s body in December 2023, in an answer to her post she also claims to have spent all her savings and to have nothing left… The couple, married from 2013 to their divorce in 2019, and had been embroiled in a legal battle over John’s remains for nearly three years with his next of kin.
John McAfee’s only daughter, Jen McAfee, responded to the statement, expressing relief that her father’s remains had finally been obtained. Despite previous denials of involvement in the custodianship of John’s body, Janice’s actions raised the possibility of reconciliation between the two. Jen expressed her desire to be kept informed about memorial plans, offering assistance and hoping for closure in the grieving process.
Jen’s comment, potentially laced with sarcasm due to past disagreements, hinted at the strained relationship between the McAfee family members and Janice.
When reached for comment Jen emphasized that her only motivation in custodianship was to end the media circus and honor her father’s memory by ensuring he was finally laid to rest with a semblance of dignity.
This is Jen. I’m relieved that you’ve finally been able to get Dad’s remains. I’d really like us to have a relationship going forward & hope that you’ll keep me in the loop re: memorial plans. I am happy to help in any way. Hopefully, this will bring us closure as we grieve.
John McAfee, a British-American computer programmer and entrepreneur born in 1945, founded the renowned software company, McAfee Associates, in 1987. The company developed the most popular commercial antivirus software at the time, offering crucial protection against malware.
In the years leading up to his death in prison on June 23, 2021, McAfee faced legal issues, including charges of tax evasion in the United States and suspicions surrounding the murder of his neighbor, Gregory Faul, in Belize. Despite his controversial life, McAfee’s death raised skepticism and fueled conspiracy theories, as some pointed to his earlier tweets claiming to possess damaging information about corrupt officials, vowing never to take his own life.
The aftermath of McAfee’s death resulted in a legal battle over custody of his remains, with both his ex-wife, Janice, and daughter, Jen, seeking control. The public sentiment supported the McAfee family, hoping for a peaceful resolution to the ongoing legal dispute.