Leicester City confirm owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha died in helicopter crash

Leicester City have confirmed their owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was among five killed in the helicopter crash that happened outside the King Power Stadium on Saturday night.

The club described their chairman as “a great man” in a statement.

They also announced a book of condolence will be opened at the King Power Stadium for supporters to pay their respects to the man that led them to Premier League victory in 2016.

Premier League chairman Richard Scudamore released a statement honouring Srivaddhanaprabha and those killed in the crash.

“My Premier League colleagues and I are devastated to learn that Leicester City FC Chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four other people lost their lives in the helicopter crash outside King Power Stadium last night.

“Our deepest condolences and heartfelt thoughts go to the Srivaddhanaprabha family and all the relatives and friends of those involved in this tragic accident.

“Vichai was a gentleman who graced the game with his civility and charm and we will miss him enormously. His impact on Leicester – the football club and city – will be remembered for ever.”

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