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29th Oct 2018

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha’s family lay wreath on the King Power Stadium pitch

Simon Lloyd

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha’s wife and son laid a wreath at the King Power Stadium on Monday following the Leicester City owner’s death at the weekend

A statement released on Sunday confirmed that Srivaddhanaprabha died alongside four others in a helicopter crash following the home game against West Ham United on Saturday evening.

Leicester manager Claude Puel and the club’s first team and youth players were amongst those in attendance as Srivaddhanaprabha’s wife Aimon and son Aiyawatt visited the stadium, laying the wreath on the pitch’s centre circle – the spot where the helicopter had taken off from shortly before it crashed on a nearby car park.

Leicestershire Police have named the other people killed in the crash as Nursara Suknamai, Kaveporn Punpare, pilot Eric Swaffer and his partner Izabela Roza Lechowicz.

The EFL has already confirmed that Leicester’s Carabao Cup tie against Southampton that had been planned for Tuesday has been postponed until further notice.

In a statement issued on Sunday night, the EFL said: ‘The decision comes after the devastating events at the King Power Stadium on Saturday evening when, shortly after taking off, a helicopter crashed into a stadium car park.’