IIRC he (more accurately his barrister) more or less hinted during his trial that he was so ill he could die at any time. How long ago is that now?
That was twenty three years ago, when Doddy was sixty-two.
You can just imagine his QC: 'Behold, a man in the decline of life. Mr Dodd is now in his early sixties. At this age, in his condition, he is likely to pass away at some point during the next thirty-five years!'