Leicester City players arrive at King Power stadium to see tributes for owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha alongside his family following helicopter crash

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The 60-year-old was killed on Saturday night and Mr Srivaddhanaprabha's wife and son have been to see the thousands of tributes along with the club's players

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha’s family, along with the Leicester City first team, have visited the King Power Stadium to see the tributes left for the late Foxes owner.

The 60-year-old was killed, along with four others when the helicopter carrying them crashed outside the King Power Stadium and burst into flames on Saturday night.

Wearing all black, Srivaddhanaprabha’s wife, Aimon and son, Aiyawatt were seen looking at the thousands of flowers, scarves and soft toys already left at the scene of the accident before laying their own tribute.

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha’s wife Aimon and son Aiyawatt visited the King Power Stadium to lay flowers

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha’s wife Aimon and son Aiyawatt visited the King Power Stadium to lay flowers

Thousands of mourners have already left tributes and Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha appeared to be visibly moved by what he saw

Thousands of mourners have already left tributes and Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha appeared to be visibly moved by what he saw

A Leicester fan, one of thousands who have visited the stadium, greeted Aiyawatt as he arrived to lay his wreath

A Leicester fan, one of thousands who have visited the stadium, greeted Aiyawatt as he arrived to lay his wreath

Dressed in black, Aimon and Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, laid a wreath among many other flowers, soft toys and scarves

Dressed in black, Aimon and Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, laid a wreath among many other flowers, soft toys and scarves

A father of four, Srivaddhanaprabha’s children are all involved in the King Power company

A father of four, Srivaddhanaprabha’s children are all involved in the King Power company

After the family laid their wreath, they were then joined by players from Leicester’s academy and first team.

The youth team walked out first where Darnell Johnson placed a signed shirt among the many flowers.

Darnell Johnson places a Leicester shirt among the many floral tributes

Darnell Johnson places a Leicester shirt among the many floral tributes

First team stars led by manager Claude Puel, Kasper Schmeichel and Jamie Vardy came out next.

They walked around the perimeter to read the messages fans and other mourners had left.

Leicester players Wes Morgan, James Maddison, Matty James and Harry Maguire look at the tributes

Leicester players Wes Morgan, James Maddison, Matty James and Harry Maguire look at the tributes

On Twitter, goalkeeper Schmeichel posted on Twitter a moving message, which read: “Dear Mr Chairman. I cannot believe this is happening. I am so totally devastated and heartbroken. I just cannot believe what I saw last night. It just doesn’t seem real.

“It is difficult to put into words how much you meant to this football club and to the city of Leicester. Never have I ever come across a man like you. So hard working, so passionate, so kind and so generous in the extreme.
“You changed football. Forever! You gave hope to everyone that the impossible was possible. You literally made my dreams come true.

“We now have a responsibility as a club, as players and fans to honour you. From knowing you we do this by being the family you created.”

Kasper Schmeichel, right, looks at the tributes – the goalkeeper posted a heartfelt tribute himself on social media

Kasper Schmeichel, right, looks at the tributes – the goalkeeper posted a heartfelt tribute himself on social media

Manager Claude Puel was also in attendance

Manager Claude Puel was also in attendance

As well as the numerous tributes on the ground, a portrait of the late owner is also visible

As well as the numerous tributes on the ground, a portrait of the late owner is also visible

Vardy, the club’s striker, makes his way around the perimeter at the King Power

Vardy, the club’s striker, makes his way around the perimeter at the King Power

Mr Srivaddhanaprabha became chairman of Leicester in February 2011 and under him, The Foxes won promotion back to the Premier League in 2014 – and with it secured the riches of modern-day football.

The most ardent Leicester fan, though, could not have dreamed they would ever see the club crowned Premier League champions – even if taking on odds at 5,000-1.

Quoted by the Wall Street Journal when looking back on their unexpected success, Aiyawatt, Leicester’s vice-chairman, said: “When we bought the team, we had so many plans.

“If you ask whether we believed the team would become the Premier League champion when we bought it, the truth is at that point we didn’t dare to think so.”

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and his son, Aiyawatt, celebrate Leicester’s Premier League triumph together in 2016

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and his son, Aiyawatt, celebrate Leicester’s Premier League triumph together in 2016

Leicester’s players led the tributes to Mr Srivaddhanaprabha and the club confirmed the Carabao Cup game against Southampton will be postponed.

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