Leicester City Owner has Died in a Helicopter Clash
London X city reports, Leicester city boss Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha has died. the billionaire was among his two members of staff, a passenger and the pilot who perished in a helicopter clash. it’s a big loss to the family, friends, business fraternity and the entire sporting industry.
Lucie Morris a close friend to the pilot Eric Swaffer, describes him as a dedicated pilot who had a lot of experience in the aviation industry and he could do anything to save the life of the Thai born billionaire. Only that fate was not on their side.
London X city had an access to the CCTV footage captured revealing how the helicopter spiralled out of control bursting into a fireball near King Power Stadium, killing all the five occupants instantly. his wife Aimon and son Aiyawatt who is also the vice chairman of the club were among the hundreds of mourners who paid tribute to his death.
Leicester city players and fans were not left behind as they laid flowers outside the stadium in memory of the clubs boss and chairman. Jamie Vardy the clubs No.1 striker alongside his wife Rebekah Vardy were not left behind expressing the great vacuum left by Mr. Vichai. Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha will be remembered as the man who worked tirelessly having seen the club rise from the lower championship division to winning the English premier league title in the 2015/2016 season.
When he took the club he had a dream of promoting it from championship division to English premier league, the dream seemed too big and laughable knowing very well the club’s performance was very poor and non promising. To the surprise of many, the club was promoted and in the most surprising manner beating top clubs like Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City winning the league title!
Prince William, the duke of Cambridge describes Vichai as a dedicated family man. He was married to Aimon Srivaddhanaprabha whom they had four children named Aiyawatt ,Voramas, Apichet and roonroong. in 2016, the university of Leicester awarded him an honorary degree in doctor of laws for his commendable job of putting Leicester city club in an international map in the world of football.
Vichai was a successful businessman. He was the CEO of king power duty free, owner of a Belgium football club OH Leuven. Forbes magazine named him the fifth richest man in Thailand with a net worth of US$ 4.9billion as of 2018. Vichai was well connected to his Thai culture and Buddhism where he frequently invited monks to pray for his players to win and the club’s success. Leicester city management team and the entire football club fraternity have sent condolences to the family and friends of its chairman and boss and all those affected by the loss. In a statement, the Duke of Cambridge expressed his gratitude for the contributions made by Mr. Vichai in the English football, in particular the English premier league and the FA competition where he is the president. Prince William said in a statement he feels so lucky to have known Mr. Vichai for so long, the sporting industry will truly miss a legend and a dedicated fan. London X City sends our deepest condolences to his family.