Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe died this morning after turning down hospital treatment for coronavirus.
The 74-year-old serial killer would have spent his last moments alone, with no visitors allowed due to Covid-19 rules.
Last week it emerged that Sutcliffe had tested positive for the disease after returning to HMP Frankland, County Durham, following a five night stay in hospital suspected heart problems.
The murderer had been suffering for some time with several health problems including obesity and diabetes.
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Sources close to him said coronavirus could ‘finish him off’ and that he was paranoid about succumbing to the disease.
It has been reported that Sutcliffe ‘found god’ several years ago and believed he would ‘go to heaven’ if he dies.
Describing his final moments, a source told the Sun: ‘No tears were shed. His death was as pitiful as the vile life he had lived.’
The killer spent almost 40 years in Broadmoor psychiatric hospital and prison for murdering 13 woman and trying to kill seven others between 1975 and 1980.
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