A new Netflix documentary is being made to probe the life and mysterious death of crypto evangelist John McAfee.
“Running with the Devil: The Wild World of John McAfee,” also looks at the damning claim by McAfee’s former girlfriend Samantha Herrera that he is still alive and living in Texas.
Moreso, a Rob Loggia’s tweet supports Herrera’s claim.
“The world has only the word of government officials that @officialmcafee is deceased. In other words, we know precisely nothing. John McAfee has become… Schrödinger’s McAfee.”
The documentary, which premieres on August 24, is directed by Bafta-winning director Charlie Russell.
The documentsry uses a mixture of raw footage and interviews to examine McAfee’s troubled life.
In an interview with Esquire, Russell says he began conversations with McAfee about a potential documentary after the tech entrepreneur went on the run for tax evasion.
Russell says he messaged McAfee and, after providing his credentials and talking with him, was invited to join him and film.
“Running with the Devil” is the finished result.
When asked about Herrera’s claims that McAfee called her after his death, Russell told Esquire that he doesn’t know what he thinks and doesn’t think Herrera does either.
According to the New York Post, McAfee suffered a heart attack in 2012, after which he broke off his relationship with Herrera.
McAfee subsequently married Janice Dyson. Janice subsequently tweeted that her late husband had indeed passed away.
McAfee faced 30 years in prison on tax evasion charges from an alleged ICO pump-and-dump scheme that authorities say netted over $23 million.
In June 2021, McAfee died from an apparent suicide while in custody in Spain.
McAfee’s widow continues to question the official details of her husband’s death and has started a petition campaign to pressure the Spanish government to release her husband’s remains so an independent autopsy can be performed.