Peter Sutcliffe brutally murdered more than a dozen women in a killing spree that terrified people in the 1970s. It has been reported that the serial killer had meetings with funeral directors inside Broadmoor hospital, according to The Sun.
Sources say Sutcliffe is arranging his own send-off because “he knows he may not have long left”
Neil Jackson, whose mother Emily, 42, was killed in 1976, said: “The sooner he goes the better."
Several months ago Broadmoor sources denied that Sutcliffe had suffered a heart attack but admitted he had been in "poor health".
He was reported to be "close to death" following a series of problems with his health that had left him struggling to survive.
A source told the Mirror: "It's been quite extensively reported that he has been ill for some time now and in and out of hospital."
Sutcliffe wants his funeral service to conform with his Jehovah’s Witness religion.
Sutcliffe is reported to have contacted Holmes and Family funeral directors, whose office in Sandhurst, Berks, is just three miles from Broadmoor.
The serial killer, 68, was given 20 life sentences in 1981 for his reign of terror that had families racing home with fear in the late 1970s.
He used a hammer, knives and a screwdriver to brutally murder women across the north of England between 1975 and 1980.
It had been reported that Sutcliffe, who suffers from diabetes, had seen his health rapidly deteriorate after a hernia operation last year.
A friend of his has alleged that he later suffered a heart attack brought on by the stress of the operation, and that the murderer was demanding better support from staff at Broadmoor.
A spokeswoman for West London Mental health said: "Broadmoor Hospital will not comment on matters relating to individual patients as we have a duty to protect patient confidentiality."