It has now been confirmed that the owner of Leicester City Vichai Shrivaddhanaprabha along with four others died in the helicopter crash at the King Power Stadium
Leicester City have confirmed that their owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabh is dead after he suffered a helicopter crash on Saturday, October 27.
The football community reacted to the tragic incident with hope that those involved will survive the accident.
However a report by Leicester City has now confirmed the severity of the incidents with their owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabh among those confirmed dead.
Leicester City confirm Vichai Srivaddhanaprabh is dead
Leicester City confirmed the death of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabh in a message on their oficial social media accounts.
The message said, "Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha. 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. The primary thoughts of everyone at the Club are with the Srivaddhanaprabha family and the families of all those on-board at this time of unspeakable loss. In Khun Vichai, the world has lost a great man.
"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 was a family under his leadership. It is as a family that we will grieve his passing and maintain the pursuit of a vision for the Club that is now his legacy.
"A book of condolence, which will be shared with the Srivaddhanaprabha family, will be opened at King Power Stadium from 8am on Tuesday 30 October for supporters wishing to pay their respects.
"Supporters unable to visit King Power Stadium that wish to leave a message can do so through an online book of condolence, which will be made available via lcfc.com in due course.
"Both Tuesday’s First Team fixture against Southampton in the EFL Cup and the Development Squad fixture against Feyenoord in the Premier League International Cup have been postponed.
"Everyone at the Club has been truly touched by the remarkable response of the football family, whose thoughtful messages of support and solidarity have been deeply appreciated at this difficult time."
Leicester City players react
Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi said, "You were far too kind and supportive. Thank you for all you did for the club, for always encouraging the team and coming all the way to watch me play at the world cup. Rest on sir."
Jamie Vardy said, "Struggling to find the right words….but to me you are legend, an incredible man who had the biggest heart, the soul of Leicester City Football Club. Thank you for everything you did for…"
Harry Maguire said,"Words can’t describe how I feel. A truly great, kind, loving man who will be missed so much by everyone.
"I will never forget the Chairman’s support, not only during my time @LCFC but also during the World Cup RIP "
Danny Simpson said, "Thank you for everything you have done for me, the players, the fans, the club and the whole city of Leicester. You made mine and everyone else’s dream come true.I am devastated and can’t quite process what has happened but we will do our best to help this club grow. RIP"
Kelechi Iheanacho said, "May the good Lord accept your soul rest on boss."
Ahmed Musa of Al Nassr said, "Someone special,willNot be forgotten,wonderful memories will live on forever,Death can never take a good man away,in the hearts of people he inspired,the legacy remains and continuous throughout generations.He was a great man and father to many,may his soul RIP @LCFC"