An 83-year-old man who was jailed in the UK for playing classical music too loudly has died behind bars, according to authorities.
Ian Trainer was locked up in June for continuing to blare the Classic FM station at his home in Liverpool — and repeatedly breaking a restraining order barring him from blasting the tunes, according to the Liverpool Echo.
He died in a hospital Monday last week while in custody, the UK’s Ministry of Justice confirmed to the local paper, without giving a cause of death.
Trainer’s neighbor, Thomas Michael Thompson, told a judge that he suffered “noise pollution” that was “unbelievable at times,” complaining, “It’s not just one day of the week, it’s every day of the week.”
The octogenarian said he couldn’t use headphones because of a medical condition that “irritated his ears” and told one arresting officer, “I like playing music at a level I enjoy.”
Trainer was initially jailed in February — then thrown behind bars again four months later for violating the order upon release. He was banned from playing “any audio at a volume above normal talking level” between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m.