Ian Brady


Age: 79

British serial killer whose 1963-65 murders of five children in the company of his lover horrified Britons (his accomplice Myra Hindley died at age 60 in a hospital in November 2002 and was never released from prison despite appeals for parole) who went on a hunger strike in 1999 and was force-fed on the orders of judges who had ruled him mentally ill, but who never expressed remorse for the killings (some of them involving beatings, torture, and sexual abuse), who had been held at a psychiatric hospital since 1985 and was jailed for life in 1966 when the couple were known as the Moors Murderers that was derived from their practice of burying their victims on Saddleworth Moor (a remote and hilly area near Manchester, in northwest England), but who had been bedridden for the last couple of years and was terminally ill with emphysema and other ailments.

Cause of Death: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Born: January 2, 1938

Died: May 15, 2017

Liverpool, England