Leicester City confirms owner’s death in helicopter crash

Leicester City FC has confirmed its owner’s death, in a helicopter crash on Saturday near the club’s stadium in Leicester, England.

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Thai billionaire Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, 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, the club said. No one on board survived.

“It is with the deepest regret and a collective broken heart that we confirm our chairman, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, was among those to have tragically lost their lives on Saturday evening when a helicopter carrying him and four other people crashed outside King Power Stadium.”

The club’s owner was further described as a “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 City also confirmed that a book of condolences, will be opened at the King Power Stadium starting at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, October 30.

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