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Leicester City fans come together to pay tribute to late owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha as Foxes mark a year since Thai businessman died in tragic helicopter accident Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha tragically died in a helicopter accident last year Fans paid tribute to the late owner before Saturday's game with Burnley  Players wore special warm up tops while fans walked to the ground together Flowers were laid outside the ground and in a nearby park for the former owner 

By Ollie Lewis For Mailonline

Published: 15:27 BST, 19 October 2019 | Updated: 15:48 BST, 19 October 2019

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Leicester City fans came together to pay tribute to former owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha as the Foxes marked a year since the passing of the Thai businessmen. 

The 60-year-old died in tragic circumstances in October last year after his helicopter crashed outside the King Power Stadium, killing all on board the aircraft. 

His death had hit everybody associated with the club hard. Khun Vichai had been at the helm to guide the east Midlands club from the Championship to their remarkable Premier League title win in 2016. 

Leicester fans paid tribute to their late chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha on Saturday

Leicester fans paid tribute to their late chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha on Saturday

#walkforvichai saw fans walk together to the King Power Stadium to pay respects to the man

#walkforvichai saw fans walk together to the King Power Stadium to pay respects to the man

Khun Vichai tragically passed away last October after a helicopter accident at the stadium

Khun Vichai tragically passed away last October after a helicopter accident at the stadium

Fans were out in force to pay their respects to the former chairman on Saturday. Supporters walked together to the ground ahead of the Foxes game against Burnley in the Premier League, in what was called #walkforvichai.

Approximately 5,000 supporters walked from Magazine Square in the city to the King Power Stadium in large numbers on Saturday afternoon.  

Flags with Vichai's face and a banner with the hashtag were displayed on the walk with a large number of fans joining to pay tribute, and fans were given commemorative scarves to hold up during a minute's silence before the game.  

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