- Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was among the five on board the ill-fated helicopter on Saturday, October 27
- The club released a statement on Sunday announcing the demise of the enthusiastic Indonesian billionaire
- Four of the other victims included a polish couple who were professional pilots and two members of Vishai's staff
- The world joined Leicester in mourning the man responsible for the Foxes upsurge and one of the greatest sporting triumph stories even in 2016
Names of the five people on board the helicopter that crashed outside the Liberty Stadium on Saturday have been released, and Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was one of them.
Srivaddhanaprabha, 60 was on board his own personal helicopter, and was just about to leave the grounds after Leicester’s 1-1 draw with WestHam when the helicopter lost control and crashed at a car park at the King Power Stadium.
Multiple reports indicate the helicopter’s back propellers malfunctioned leading to the crash, Briefly.co.za gathered.
According to Leicestershire police, the other four victims included two members of Srivaddhanaprabha’s staff, and a Polish couple who were professional pilots
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Leicester, on Sunday, October 28, released a club statement which said: "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. None of the five people on board survived,”
Srivaddhanaprabha, will be largely remembered for being part of the Leicester City family who beat football odds to come up with arguably the greatest sporting fairytale in history after the Foxes won their first even Premier League title in the 2015/2016 season.
The Indonesian, who founded retail company King Power Duty Free bought Leicester in 2010 and has since been responsible for its amazing resurgence to English top fight football.
Messages of condolences and tribute have been pouring on social media since it was confirmed that Srivaddhanaprabha was part of the people who passed away on Saturday evening.
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