Lord Ballyedmond was 70-years old and one of the richest men in Northern Ireland. He leaves behind a wife and three children.
ITV News Anglia's Natalie Gray looks at his life and his legacy. Click below to watch her report.
Experts scouring the wreckage of the helicopter crash in Gillingham, Norfolk will begin recovering crash debris today.
Air accident investigators have begun work to find out how a helicopter crashed close to the Norfolk and Suffolk border last night.
Police have closed roads around the scene of last night's helicopter crash at Gillingham near Beccles.