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'He was so well loved. Not liked, loved': Emile Heskey pays tribute to Leicester City chairman

Former Leicester City striker Emile Heskey has paid tribute to the club's owner as he attended his funeral in Bangkok.

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was one of five people killed when his helicopter crashed outside the King Power Stadium on 27 October.

His funeral service has been taking place over several days, in accordance with Buddhist tradition.

Members of Leicester's current squad flew out to Thailand after their winning game against Cardiff City to honour the late chairman. They have since returned to the UK.

Emile Heskey has attended Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha's funeral service. Credit: ITV News Central

Speaking to ITV News Central, Emile Heskey praised Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha for turning Leicester's fortunes around, culminating in their stunning Premier League victory in 2016.

He said: "It was a club that had stagnated, and he took a lot on and took it to the summit."

"In an area that it's easy to hate - owners - it says a lot when you see all the flowers outside and no one's got a bad word to say about him," he added

Emile Heskey has paid his respects to the late Leicester City chairman. Credit: ITV News Central

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