Funeral arrangements for Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha announced

The funeral for Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha will begin on Saturday in Thailand after his body was formally identified.

His family said the funeral will take place in a Buddhist ceremony in Thailand with bathing rituals at a temple in Bangkok. This will then be followed by recitation ceremonies over seven days.

In recognition of Vichai’s status within the country, the ceremony has been granted “Royal sponsorship” with all the associated honours.

Mr Srivaddhanaprabha and four others died last Saturday after the helicopter he was travelling in crashed moments after take off at the King Power Stadium in Leicester.

A senior coroner has identified four of the five people who died in the crash.

The first two to be identified were 60-year-old Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and 32-year-old Nusara Suknamai. The coroner also confirmed the identity of 46-year-old Izabela Roza Lechowicz and the 53-year-old pilot Eric Swaffer.

The coroner has yet to confirm the identity of the fifth person who is believed to be Kaveporn Punpare.

Today, ex-manager Claudio Ranieri visited the ground and laid a wreath to pay his respects to the club’s owner. This is the first time he has visited the King Power Stadium after being sacked in 2017.

Ranieri led the foxes to the Premier League title in 2016.