Leicester City Football Club is owned by Thai billionaire Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.

It was his helicopter which crashed outside the stadium with five people on board.

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He regularly flew in and out of the stadium to watch his club play.

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He and his son ran one of the world's biggest duty free empires, King Power.

They bought Leicester in 2010 from Milan Mandaric for £39m, when the club had just finished fifth in the Championship.

In 2014, he said they would spend £180m to break into the top five within three years.

In just two years, spending around £77m on transfers, they turned Leicester into the best team in the country, and they lifted the Premier League trophy in 2016.

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Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha became a hero for Leicester fans, and the University of Leicester rewarded him with an honorary degree.

He was a quiet man who didn't court publicity and who valued his Buddhist faith - Monks have visited the ground to bless the players.

He's known for his acts of generosity, he has celebrated his birthday by giving fans free beer and cupcakes.