- Vichai was leading the club since 2010
- Helicopter crashed after take off from King Power Stadium
The owner of the Leicester City – Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, died on Friday after a helicopter explosion in the parking lot of King Firewood Stadium. The club confirmed the information late last night.
“Unfortunately, we were told that the owner and chairman of our club – Vichai was on a helicopter crash on Saturday and with the rest of the five passengers died on the spot.” Says Lester’s statement.
“We are worried about the families of the deceased, the world has lost a great man, and Leicester was one family in Vichai’s leadership, his vision and the approach to the club led to great success.”
— Leicester City (@LCFC) October 29, 2018
Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha purchased club in 2010 for 39 million pounds. Usually on the Leicester liner, London was flying down by helicopter, and on Saturday, the helicopter had to run the same route by Leicester-Lutton, from where he landed in Thailand with his own airplane.
Vichai became a popular person in the city and after the 2016 championship became part of the club’s folklore
— Leicester City (@LCFC) October 28, 2018