Thai billionaire and Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was remembered on Saturday by footballers, fans and loved ones in the UK and Thailand, a week after his death in a helicopter accident.
Vichai, 60, was killed last Saturday along with four others when his helicopter crashed outside Leicester City’s King Power Stadium, shortly after the club’s 1-1 draw with West Ham.
A funeral, closed to the public and media, was attended by Vichai’s family and friends, as well as Thai politicians and football officials.
The funeral began with a bathing ritual using water bestowed by the Thai King, and was followed by recitation ceremonies that will last for seven days.
In the UK, Leicester City players and fans wore T-shirts with a picture of Vichai and the words “The Boss” in his memory.
A minute's silence was also held at football matches across the UK in his honour.