Funeral of Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha begins in Thailand

Funeral of Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha begins in Thailand
The funeral of Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha has begun in his native Bangkok, Thailand, according to the Skysport reports.

Srivaddhanaprabha, 60, and four other people died in a helicopter accident moments after leaving Leicester's King Power Stadium following last Saturday's game with West Ham

Srivaddhanaprabha’s body was flown back to Thailand and taken to Wat Thepsirin on Friday where prominent individuals close to the family wore black for a private gathering ahead of the official ceremony which starts Saturday evening and lasts until November 9.

The funeral ceremony will feature court musicians playing drums and flutes and Buddhist monks reciting prayers.

Srivaddhanaprabha leaves behind a wife and four children, two sons and two daughters.

All five are on the executive board of King Power, which faces an uncertain future.

In the first public reaction from the family, Vichai’s youngest son Aiyawatt — better known by his nickname “Top” — said in an Instagram post this week that his father had “left me with a legacy to continue and I will do everything I can to carry on his big vision and dreams.”

Leicester players and coach to fly to Thailand for funeral

Members of the Leicester team including coach Claude Puel are due to fly to Thailand to pay their respects after an afternoon away match against Cardiff City Saturday.

Vardy, goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel and captain Wes Morgan, are expected to travel along with Puel and senior staff.

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