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Leicester City players attend funeral of late owner in Thailand

The 60-year-old Thai billionaire died on 27 October with four others when his helicopter crashed next to Leicester’s King Power Stadium.

(L-R) Leicester City's English defender Danny Simpson, Leicester City's English-born Jamaican defender Wes Morgan, Leicester City's English midfielder James Maddison, Leicester City's English defender Harry Maguire, Leicester City's English midfielder Matty James and goalkeeping coach Mike Stowell look at the floral tributes left to the victims of the helicopter crash which killed Leicester City's Thai chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, outside Leicester City Football Club's King Power Stadium in Leicester, eastern England, on 29 October 2018. Picture: AFP.

BANGKOK - Leicester City players attended the funeral for club chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, killed in a helicopter crash a week ago, at a Bangkok temple on Sunday on the second day of a ceremony due to last one week.

The 60-year-old Thai billionaire died on 27 October with four others when his helicopter crashed next to Leicester’s King Power Stadium. The seven-day funeral started on Saturday in Bangkok.

The team - including manager Claude Puel, striker Jamie Vardy and dozens of others - were seen arriving at the temple clad in black suits to pay their respects to the King Power founder.

They travelled to Thailand on Saturday after winning an English Premier League match against Cardiff City, where tributes were brought onto the pitch before the game in memory of Vichai.

Vichai bought Leicester in 2010. The team went on to stun the soccer world by winning the Premier League title against the odds in 2016.