Thousands mourn Kazakh skating Olympic medallist Denis Ten
Thousands of mourners packed into a sports hall to remember Kazakh figure skater Denis Ten on Saturday.
Fans, some of them crying, carried flowers and held up banners with the message "Forgive us, we couldn't save you" at the memorial service at the capital's Palace of Sport.
They listened to a recording of a song he wrote soon before his death, called "She Won't Be Mine".
"He was an outstanding personality, the real patriot of Kazakhstan," President Nursultan Nazarbayev said in a message read out at the event.
He was then dogged by injury, but competed this year at the Pyeongchang Olympics where he was cheered by local fans because of his Korean roots and finished 27th.
Two suspect have been detained over the killing, police said.
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