WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India
Oct 29, 2018, 12.34 PM
Leicester City soccer club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, a Thai tycoon, was killed along with four others when his helicopter crashed and then exploded after a Premier League match on Saturday.
"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," the club said in a statement.
The statement further added that the club's thoughts were with "the Srivaddhanaprabha family and the families of all those on-board at this time of unspeakable loss".
"A newly arranged date will be communicated once confirmed."
"Our Reserves league match against Derby County Ladies has also been postponed."
Also, Crystal Palace hosted Arsenal at Selhurst Park with players wearing black armbands to pay tribute to any victims of the crash while Burnley hosted Chelsea at Turf Moor where a minute's silence was accompanied by a military band's tribute to remembrance day.
The team has postponed its upcoming League Cup fixture against Southampton.