The Camden Ripper Anthony Hardy who murdered three prostitutes has died of sepsis in prison earlier today, reports say.
The 69-year-old devil-worshipping serial killer was given three life sentences in 2003 and told he'd never be released.
He joined Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe “in hell” after contracting sepsis at Durham’s top security Frankland Prison, the Sun reports.
Hardy killed Sally White, 38, Bridgette MacClennan, 34, and 29-year-old Elizabeth Valad to "satisfy his depraved and perverted needs".
He cut up his two younger victims with an electric saw and their heads and hands were never found.
Engineer Hardy, a father of four who lived in Camden, North London, received a whole life tariff in 2003.
A jail insider told The Sun: “He was in poor health.
"His death makes it two rippers gone in as many weeks.
"He’s no doubt joined Peter Sutcliffe in Hell. Good riddance.”
A high court judge in 2010 ruled that he should never be released from jail.
The case returned to court after minimum time lag spends in jail before being considered for parole was changed.
Mr Justice Keith, sitting in London, said: "I have decided that Hardy should never be released from prison. This is one of those exceptionally rare cases in which life should mean life."
The judge, who presided over Hardy's trial, then made a "whole life" order.
Hardy was released from a psychiatric hospital just weeks before he dismembered two of his victims, leaving their body parts in bin bags near his home in Camden, north London.
Nine months earlier, officers had discovered the body of a woman in his flat, but her death had been put down to natural causes.
Hardy denied their murders but changed his plea within minutes of appearing in the dock at the Old Bailey.
Giving him three life sentences, Keith told him: "Only you know for sure how your victims met their deaths but the unspeakable indignities to which you subjected the bodies of your last two victims in order to satisfy your depraved and perverted needs are in no doubt."