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In Pictures: Leicester City owner Vichai remembered by footballers and loved ones

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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.

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Leicester City's Kasper Schmeichel with fellow players and staff during a minutes silence as part of remembrance commemorations and for Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, late chairman of Leicester City Football Club, before the match.REUTERS/Darren Staples

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A picture of late Leicester CIty Chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha is displayed on the screen inside the stadium during a minute's silence before the match.REUTERS/Scott Heppell

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Leicester City fans hold the flag of Thailand in remembrance of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, late chairman of Leicester City Football Club.REUTERS/Darren Staples

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Leicester City players wearing shirts depicting Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, late chairman of Leicester City Football Club, during the warm up before the match.REUTERS/Darren Staples

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Leicester City fans wearing shirts depicting Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, late chairman of Leicester City Football Club, inside the stadium before the match.REUTERS/Darren Staples

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Watford players line up during a minutes silence as part of remembrance commemorations and in memory or late Leicester CIty Chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha before the match against Newcastle United.REUTERS/Scott Heppell

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Burnley and West Ham players during a minutes silence as part of remembrance commemorations and for Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, late chairman of Leicester City Football Club before the match.Reuters/Adam Holt

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General view during a minutes silence as part of remembrance commemorations and for Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, late chairman of Leicester City Football Club before the match between West Ham and Burnley.REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

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General view of a shirt worn by a fan depicting Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, late chairman of Leicester City Football Club, inside the stadium before the match with Cardiff City.REUTERS/Darren Staples

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oyal soldiers attend a procession at the temple where the funeral of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, late chairman of Leicester City Football Club took place, in Bangkok, Thailand.REUTERS/Jorge Silva

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A monk attends a procession with royal soldiers at the temple where the funeral of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, late chairman of Leicester City Football Club will take place, in Bangkok, Thailand.REUTERS/Jorge Silva

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People are seen in front of a temple before a funeral of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, late chairman of Leicester City Football Club, in Bangkok, Thailand.REUTERS/Jorge Silva

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People are seen through a glass door as they attend a funeral of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, late chairman of Leicester City Football Club, in Bangkok, Thailand.REUTERS/Jorge Silva

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Players line up during a minute's silence as part of remembrance commemorations and in memory of late Leicester CIty Chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha before the match between Everton and Brighton and Hove AlbionReuters/Jason Cairnduff

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Everton chairman Bill Kenwright and owner Farhad Moshiri hold a wreath as part of remembrance commemorations and in memory or late Leicester CIty Chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha before the match with Brighton and Hove Albion FCReuters/Jason Cairnduff

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Leicester City fans hold the flag of Thailand in memory of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, late chairman of Leicester City Football Club, inside the stadium before the match against Cardiff CityREUTERS/Darren Staples