He was a guarantee for winning the title. That in the year 2016, as Leicester City the football world stunned and the top clubs in England behind him. 24 goals and eight templates steered Jamie Vardy at the time.

it was With great dismay of the striker has now reacted to the death of the husband, the football tale from Leicester two years ago it was possible to be club boss Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha. The 60-year-old Thai, who had taken over the club in 2010, came on Saturday in a helicopter crash near the stadium claimed the lives of.

“It is difficult to find the right words,” wrote Vardy in Instagram: “But for me, you were a legend, an incredible man who has everything for me, my family and the club done. I’m going to miss you very much. Rest in peace.“

“I’m sorry”

Christian Fuchs, the former Bundesliga professional (including Schalke 04) in the service of Leicester City, posted in the night a picture of himself with Srivaddhanaprabha. “Thank you,” he wrote under it – a short time before the defensive player had posted a broken heart on Twitter.

His teammate Wilfred Ndidi wrote at Twitter: “Thank you for everything you did for the club done – and that you have encouraged the Team always.” Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was nice and always supportive, said the Nigerian national team players. He thanked him also for the fact that Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha made in June on the way to Russia to a world Cup game from him.

“I’m heartbroken,” wrote Ben Chilwell on Twitter. Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha be one of the best people to meet the you can imagine. What he has done for the football club Leicester City and the city of Leicester, was incredibly, the English left-back.

In the crash on Saturday evening, a total of five people were killed, informed the club on Sunday evening via Twitter. Among the dead were two women – a pilot and an employee of the billionaire. “It is with deep Regret and a collective broken heart we have to announce that our President, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, is one of those who lost their lives on Saturday evening in a tragic way”, – stated in the message of Leicester City. “None of the five people on Board survived.”

the cause of the disaster is still unclear

hundreds of people had laid the day after the tragic helicopter accident at the stadium of the English first division club Leicester City flowers, Fanschals and jerseys. Grieving Fans wept and comforted each other. “The thoughts of everyone in the club, first and foremost, the Srivaddhanaprabha family, and the families of those who were at the time of this unbearable loss to the Board,” it said. With Srivaddhanaprabha, the world had lost “a great man”.

“I had the good fortune to know Vichai for a few years. (…) He has done such a great contribution to football,” said Prince William, who is also President of the English football Association, FA: “My thoughts are with the family and friends of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and the other Victims of the terrible accident.”

The cause of the accident is not yet known. Eyewitnesses reported a sudden stoppage of the tail rotor, just after the helicopter had taken off in the stadium. The machine was then rotated like a top and is uncontrolled crashed. Also experts of a failure of the tail rotor. The police tweeted on Sunday that investigations were ongoing. In addition, experts from the air traffic authority had been the AAIB enabled the investigation of the accident. On television images was seen on the day after the disaster, a completely burnt out wreck of the helicopter.

for Tuesday’s scheduled game between Leicester City in the English Ligacup against Southampton has been cancelled.