Leicester City confirms death owner in helicopter crash

Posted by Maryam Yamin on October 29th, 2018

 Owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha (60) of football club Leicester City is one of five people who died in the helicopter crash near the stadium written by Forbes News.

That confirms Leicester City Sunday night via Twitter.

Four other occupants also did not survive the Saturday night accident. It concerns the club employees Nursara Suknamai and Kaveporn Punpare, pilot Eric Swaffer and passenger Izabela Roza Lechowicz, reports the Leicestershire police in a statement.

The club expresses sympathy to the family of Srivaddhanaprabha and the relatives of the other deceased. "The world has lost a fantastic man," writes the club. "A man who was kind, generous, a man whose life was dominated by those he loved and the people he led so successfully to."

Leicester City was a family under his leadership. " The Thai billionaire was chairman of Leicester since 2010.

The championship of the modest Leicester in the rich Premier League is one of the biggest sensations in the history of English football. Since 2017, Srivaddhanaprabha has also owned the Belgian club OH Leuven.

On Sunday many fans were already planting flowers at the King Power Stadium. The club opens Tuesday a condolence register at the stadium for supporters who want to express their sympathy.

For those who can not go there, an online condolence register is opened on the club website. The game in the League Cup that was to be played against Southampton on Tuesday is canceled. Also a match of the second team against Jong Feyenoord has been canceled.

Leicester City players express their support through social media. Midfielder Andy King writes that he hopes that Srivaddhanaprabha was as proud of his club as the players were on him.

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