The French rooster Maurice, who won the right to sing in court in the morning, died at the age of 6, his owner announced.
Corrine Fesseau, the owner of the rooster, said that Maurice died in early May of Coryza - an infectious disease often found in chickens, informs The Guardian.
"I found him in the hen house, I did everything I could," Fesseau said.
Maurice's owner said she waited to announce the rooster's death because the coronavirus pandemic was more important. "Covid-19 was more important than my rooster. Maurice was an emblem, a symbol of rural life and a hero," said Corinne Fesseau, who buried Maurice in her garden.
The Maurice choir became famous after a retired couple moved to the French island of Oleron and sued the owner of the rooster because Maurice was singing early in the morning and Corrine Fesseau did not silence him.
The case last year became a symbol of the misunderstandings between the rural and the urban population. Many French people in big cities are looking for the countryside for a quiet second home, but not everyone accepts the sounds and smells of these areas.
A court in France rejected in September 2019 the complaint of Corrine Fesseau's neighbors and asked them to pay Corrine damages of 1,000 euros.