The hearing was told the serial killer had two briefcases of documents, which it had been hoped may contain details of the location of Keith Bennett, the victim who has never been found The fate of Ian Brady’s body remained a mystery last night.
It is unclear whether his remains have been cremated or are still in a hospital mortuary.
Today's hearing at Bootle Town Hall in Merseyside was told the 79-year-old had been on end of life care before his death at Ashworth High Secure Hospital on May 15.
Brady's belongings are now with his lawyer, Mr Makin, who was not at the hearing today and was unavailable for comment.
Brady’s body was kept at a secret location under armed police guard immediately after his death in an attempt to protect it from ghouls and trophy hunters.
It was released by coroner Christopher Sumner to Brady’s solicitor, Robin Makin, three days later – but only after the coroner received assurances that the ashes would not be scattered on Saddleworth Moor where the killer’s victims were buried.
It is hoped the documents could include letters, maps or clues revealing the location of 12-year-old Keith Bennett - the only victim whose remains have never been found.
Giving evidence, consultant forensic psychiatrist Dr Noir Thomas said he had acted as Brady's responsible clinician from March 2015.
Dr Thomas said of Brady's final moments: 'He was unresponsive at times, laboured in his breathing and agitated.
He declined chaplaincy.'He asked for his solicitor to be notified and requested that his locked briefcases be removed from his room.
‘He suffered from a severe underlying personality disorder of prominent narcissistic and anti-social sub-types.
He was also thought to suffer from a number of deviant sexual disorders, to include sexual sadism and paedophilia.’Dr Thomas said Brady was offered anti-psychotic medication throughout his 32-year incarceration at Ashworth but refused to take any drugs.
Brady suffered from paranoid schizophrenia, marked by perceptual disturbances, delusional ideas, disorganised thought and speech, he explained.