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Leicester City's Thai owner Vichai dies from helicopter crash

 
Thousands of football fans are mourning the death of the owner of Leicester City football club after he died in a helicopter crash on Saturday local time.
Our Choi Si-young reports.

The owner of Leicester City Football Club was among the five passengers who died when his helicopter crashed outside Leicester's King Power stadium on Saturday evening local time.

The club has confirmed that all of the five passengers on board... the owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, two members of his staff, the pilot and a passenger... died when the aircraft spiraled out of control after taking off and crashed in the car park just meters outside the stadium.
No one on the ground was hurt.

The Thai billionaire businessman bought the club in 2010 for about 50-million U.S dollars.
Under his leadership, Leicester City returned to the top flight in 2014 and won their historic first Premier League title in 2016.

On Sunday local time, fans laid flowers and paid tribute outside the King Power Stadium.
 
leicester city thai owner dies

"Indescribable really. He's put so much money into the club. He has brought the club up from receivership, put the money in, built the team, won the premiership."

"We couldn't have done it without him. Like I say? It is just an absolute shock really. I don't know what to say I'm speechless."

A book of condolence will be opened at King Power Stadium from Tuesday morning.
In a statement the club said, "Leicester City was a family under his leadership. It is as a family that we will grieve his passing and maintain the pursuit of a vision that is now his legacy."
 

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