Leicester Metropolis confirms proprietor Vichai died in helicopter crash

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English soccer membership Leicester Metropolis has stated Thai proprietor Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was amongst 5 individuals who died when a helicopter crashed subsequent to its stadium.

The 60-year-old retail entrepreneur’s helicopter burst into flames shortly after taking off from the soccer discipline on Saturday on the staff’s King Energy stadium.

The membership’s assertion on Sunday didn’t title the opposite 4 victims.

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“In Khun Vichai, the world has misplaced an important man. A person of kindness, of generosity and a person whose life was outlined by the love he dedicated to his household and people he so efficiently led,” the assertion stated.

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha bought Leicester in 2010 [File: Jorge Silva/Reuters]© Offered by Al Jazeera
Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha purchased Leicester in 2010 [File: Jorge Silva/Reuters]

“Leicester Metropolis was a household beneath his management. It’s as a household that we’ll grieve his passing and preserve the pursuit of a imaginative and prescient for the membership that’s now his legacy.”

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Vichai purchased Leicester for 39m kilos ($50m) in 2010 when it was within the second-tier Championship and bankrolled the revival that peaked with the 5,000-1 outsiders improbably profitable the English Premier League in 2016.

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Having completed one of many biggest underdog tales within the historical past of sports activities, the central England staff is now valued by Forbes at 371m kilos ($476m).

In response to Forbes journal, Vichai was the fifth richest individual in Thailand with an estimated internet value of $4.9bn.

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