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Leicester City players pay respects at owner's Thai funeral

AP  |  Bangkok 

City Claude led his soccer team's players as they arrived Sunday at a temple to pay their respects to the club's late founder.

Thai billionaire was killed when his helicopter crashed Oct. 27 in a parking lot next to the club's stadium.

His funeral began Saturday, with other ceremonies scheduled through Nov. 9.

The City players arrived Sunday after traveling to following their match with the day before. In its first game since Vichai's death, won an emotional and highly charged match 1-0.

Vichai oversaw one of the greatest underdog successes in when his 5,000-1 outsiders won title in 2016.

The business world remembers Vichai as the who grew Thailand's massive

Today the empire is worth 3.8 billion pounds (USD 4.88 billion), according to Forbes, with Vichai having been the fifth-richest person in

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First Published: Sun, November 04 2018. 20:20 IST