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'He wanted his people to fight for the very best': Brendan Rodgers believes Leicester's playing style would make former chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha proud Brendan Rodgers says he is keen to honour Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha's legacy The Thai businessman tragically died in a helicopter accident in October 2018 Rodgers was not manager at the time but has led the Leicester resurgence Tributes will be paid at the King Power Stadium when the Foxes face Burnley

By Tom Collomosse For The Daily Mail

Published: 12:52 BST, 18 October 2019 | Updated: 22:39 BST, 18 October 2019

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Brendan Rodgers has vowed to honour the fighting spirit of Leicester's former chairman Khun Vichai as the club approach the first anniversary of his death.

Vichai died on October 27 last year when his helicopter crashed shortly after taking off from the King Power Stadium pitch following the 1-1 draw with West Ham. 

Vichai, who was 60, was one of five passengers to be killed - two staff members, Nusara Suknamai and Kaveporn Punpare, and the two pilots and partners, Izabela Roza Lechowicz and Eric Swaffer, were the others.

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha watches Leicester's match against Club Brugge in November 2016

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha watches Leicester's match against Club Brugge in November 2016

There will be a minute's silence prior to Saturday's meeting with Burnley, though the players will not wear black armbands. Scarves carrying a tribute message to Vichai will be handed out, while former player and club ambassador Alan Birchenall is to give a short speech before kick-off.

In a separate tribute organised by supporters, about 5,000 fans are expected to march from De Montfort University, in the city centre, to the King Power Stadium - a

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