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Leicester City helicopter crash: Son hails ‘extraordinary father’

Vichai SrivaddhanaprabhaImage copyright PA
Image caption Thai billionaire Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha purchased Leicester City in 2010

The son of Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha has thanked people for their “overwhelming support” following his father’s death.

Aiyawatt, known as Top, said he was “extremely proud to have such an extraordinary father”, after he died in a helicopter crash on Saturday night.

He said he would now try to carry on his father’s “big vision and dreams”.

Mr Vichai, two members of staff, the pilot and his partner all died in the crash outside the King Power Stadium.

On Monday, Aiyawatt laid a wreath with his mother and Mr Vichai’s wife, Aimon, outside the stadium, where thousands of tributes have been left by fans and well-wishers.

A book of condolence has opened at the ground to those who died and buildings have been turned blue in tribute.

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Image caption Mr Vichai’s wife Aimon and son Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha visited the King Power Stadium on Monday

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