Exactly one year ago, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, aka Khun Vichai, the renowned Thai businessman, CEO of King Power International Group and the owner of Leicester City, lost his life in a helicopter crash. A year after, the club has created a video to honour their beloved late owner, which will send the fans and supporters on a soul-stirring trip.
The club hierarchy and supporters credit Vichai as one of the pillars behind Leicester City’s success, from their EPL promotion to the dream run of the 2015-16 season and lifting the trophy. The video, posted by the club’s official Twitter handle, shows a compilation the fans and pundits paying tribute to Vichai after the accident. Check it out below-
One year on.
Always in our hearts 💙 pic.twitter.com/mulYKoQNiL
— Leicester City (@LCFC) October 27, 2019
Taking charge of a struggling championship club, the Thai billionaire took over the ownership in 2010, and by the fourth season, the Foxes had secured their promotion to the Premier League, and went onto win their first ever English top flight trophy in 2016.
Vichai was a regular spectator during the club’s fixtures, and his preferred way of transport to and from the King Power Stadium was an AgustaWestland AW169 helicopter. On 27th October 2018, the chopper crashed after taking off from the stadium, with Vichai, the pilot and four other passengers on board died.
Leicester City demolished Southampton 9-0 yesterday as club talisman Jamie Vardy scored a hat trick, and are currently 3rd in the league table with 20 points and will take on Crystal Palace next Sunday at Selhurst Park.