Harold Shipman

Harold Shipman
1946 - 2004

Harold Shipman  British Doctor


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British Doctor Harold Shipman was born Harold Frederick Shipman on 14th January, 1946 in Bestwood Council Estate, Nottingham, England, UK and passed away on 13th Jan 2004 HM Prison Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England aged 57. He is most remembered for He murdered at least 218 people, making him the most prolific serial killer in history.. His zodiac sign is Capricorn.

Harold Shipman is a member of the following lists: 1946 births, 2004 deaths and Alumni of the University of Leeds.


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First Name Harold
Middle Name Frederick
Last Name Shipman
Full Name at Birth Harold Frederick Shipman
Alternative Name Dr Harold Shipman, ''The Good Doctor'', ''The Angel Of Death'', ''Dr. Death'', Freddy, Doctor Death
Age 57 (age at death) years
Birthday 14th January, 1946
Birthplace Bestwood Council Estate, Nottingham, England, UK
Died 13th January, 2004
Place of Death HM Prison Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England
Cause of Death Hanging himself in his cell at Wakefield Prison
Build Average
Hair Color Salt and Pepper
Distinctive Feature His working-class parents were devout Methodists...., He was an accomplished rugby player in youth leagues...., He excelled as a distance runner and in his final year at school, served as vice-captain of the athletics team...., He was particularly close to his mother, who died of lung cancer when he was 17...., He was the only doctor in the history of British medicine found guilty of murdering his patients...., He hanged himself in his cell at Wakefield Prison at 06:20 on 13 January 2004, on the eve of his 58th birthday...., Some of the victims' families said they felt cheated, as his suicide meant they would never have the satisfaction of Shipman's confession nor answers as to why he committed his crimes...., He briefly spent time in rehab in 1975 for addiction to Demerol...., Roughly 80% of his victims were women...., His father was a lorry driver and his mother a home maker...., His mother's lingering death from lung cancer in June 1963 had a profound effect on the psyche of young Harold....
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Sexuality Straight
Religion Methodist
Ethnicity White
Nationality British
High School [1957-64] High Pavement Grammar School, Nottingham
University [1970] Leeds School of Medicine (Medical degree)
Occupation Text English general practitioner & one of the most prolific serial killers in history.
Occupation Doctor
Claim to Fame He murdered at least 218 people, making him the most prolific serial killer in history.
Associated Acts The Pontefract General Infirmary, The Abraham Ormerod Medical Centre, The Donneybrook Medical Centre, Leeds School of Medicine, Preston Crown Court, The General Medical Council, High Pavement Grammar School
Pets Primrose Oxtoby (widow), Harold Frederick Shipman (father), Vera Brittan (mother)

Harold Frederick Shipman (14 January 1946 – 13 January 2004), known to acquaintances as Fred Shipman, was an English general practitioner who is believed to be the most prolific serial killer in modern history. On 31 January 2000, a jury found Shipman guilty of the murder of 15 patients under his care; his total number of victims was approximately 250. Shipman was sentenced to life imprisonment with the recommendation that he never be released. He committed suicide by hanging on 13 January 2004, a day before his 58th birthday, in his cell at Wakefield Prison.

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