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Billionaire Feared Dead In Helicopter Crash

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A Chinese billionaire and his young son are among four people feared dead after the helicopter from which they were viewing his newly-purchased French chateau crashed into a river.

Lam Kok, the 46-year-old head of the Hong Kong-based Brilliant group, had just bought Chateau de la Riviere, a major Bordeaux vineyard.

The accident happened at the end of a festive day marking Thursday's sale of one of the region's oldest wine estates reportedly worth 30m euros (£25m).

He and his 12-year-old son were on the helicopter piloted by James Gregoire, the former owner, when the accident happened on Friday. An interpreter was also a passenger.

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It doesn't matter how rich one is, in the final analysis we are all equally mortal.

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It doesn't matter how rich one is, in the final analysis we are all equally mortal.

I was thinking the same. Another example was when Tiger Woods Dad had cancer and finally passed away.. Money can buy most things but not the important things.

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A spooky little coincidence from the article:

A previous owner of the Chateau de la Riviere, Jean Leprince, was killed in a plane crash in 2002.

Mr Gregoire bought the property, the largest in Bordeaux's Fronsac wine-producing region, the following year.

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...And people wonder why I hate to fly!

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I know it's too soon, but damn, that's a funny name.

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I know it's too soon, but damn, that's a funny name.

Yep... it's like something from a Chinese restaurant menu. I prefer Lam Chops myself.

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My heart goes out to the family during this tragic event.

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Yeah, people think money can buy happiness, yet tragedy strikes without discrimination. We all need to feel grateful for just being here and having our friends and family.

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