The footballing world has joined Leicester City in mourning the passing of club chairman and owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.
The Foxes confirmed Srivaddhanaprabha was among five people who had perished in a helicopter crash at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.
The Thai businessman had bought the club in 2010 and overseen a remarkable rise, as Leicester not only returned to the Premier League, but won one of the league’s most memorable titles in 2015-16.
Thousands flocked to the stadium to pay tribute to Srivaddhanaprabha on Sunday, and after Leicester City confirmed their chairman’s death, Leicester City players and clubs from England and abroad joined in voicing their sadness over the footballing world’s loss.
😞😞😞🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼💙💙💙 pic.twitter.com/hFfu6Nm1nK— Ben Chilwell (@BenChilwell) October 28, 2018
Devastated and heartbroken at the news that no one survived the helicopter crash yesterday 💔 Life isn’t fair sometimes. A wonderful thoughtful man who lived and breathed Leicester City Football Club. Rest in Peace Boss 💙 #ThanksBoss pic.twitter.com/vJmksNjFf5— James Maddison (@Madders10) October 28, 2018
Words can’t describe how I feel. A truly great, kind, loving man who will be missed so much by everyone.— Harry Maguire (@HarryMaguire93) October 28, 2018
I will never forget the Chairman’s support, not only during my time @LCFC but also during the World Cup 😢 RIP ❤ #TheBoss pic.twitter.com/66aGjGGwX9
Respect and thoughts to the family and friends of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and everyone at Leicester City— Jamaal Lascelles (@Lascelles16) October 28, 2018
RIP Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha. The miracle man who brought the Premier League to @LCFC & was beloved by the club’s fans.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 28, 2018
How shockingly sad that he should die in such horrendous circumstances outside the stadium where he made an impossible dream come true. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/ZLGkTUuRUV
We are deeply saddened to learn of the deaths of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and the other passengers on board the helicopter that left the King Power Stadium last night.— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) October 28, 2018
We send our heartfelt condolences to their families and all at @LCFC at this difficult time. pic.twitter.com/r4K4KEtSZa
Thank you for everything you have done for me, the players, the fans, the club and the whole city of Leicester. You made mine and everyone else’s dream come true.I am devastated and can’t quite process what has happened but we will do our best to help this club grow. RIP #TheBoss pic.twitter.com/4oEuABIg54— Danny Simpson (@dannysimpson) October 28, 2018
The condolences of everyone at Sevilla Fútbol Club are with @LCFC and all affected by the unspeakable tragedy of Saturday evening.— Sevilla FC (@SevillaFC_ENG) October 28, 2018
No club should lose a Chairman in such horrific circumstances and our hearts will be with all involved in this devastating period.
Our thoughts are with Leicester City and those affected by events at the King Power Stadium.— FC Porto (@FCPorto) October 28, 2018