Leicester (October 29, 2018): Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, Thai owner of Leicester FC confirmed dead in the helicopter crash.
Thai billionaire Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, 60, was one of five people on board the aircraft when it burst into flames after crashing in a parking lot next to King Power Stadium.
No one on board survived the crash.Mr Vichai bought Leicester City for £39m in 2010 and under his ownership, the club won the Premier League in 2016, having started the season as 5,000/1 outsiders.
In a statement, Leicester City said the club’s thoughts were with “the Srivaddhanaprabha family and the families of all those on-board at this time of unspeakable loss”.The club described Mr Vichai as “a man of kindness, of generosity and a man whose life was defined by the love he devoted to his family and those he so successfully led”.
Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, who witnesses said ran out of the stadium towards the crash scene, said Mr Vichai had “changed football forever”.
“I cannot believe this is happening. I am so totally devastated and heartbroken,” he added.