Mick Norcross has died aged 57 – TOWIE star and Sugar Hut owner tragically passes away at home
TOWIE star Mick Norcross was today found dead at his Essex home.
The much-loved businessman and dad of Kirk Norcross, 32, owned celebrity nightspot the Sugar Hut.
The 57-year-old's body was discovered at his house in Bulphan at 3.15pm this afternoon.
Mick posted a message on Twitter this morning which read: "At the end remind yourself that you did the best you could. And that is good enough."
Essex Police tonight confirmed the devastating news and said his death is not being treated as suspicious.
Twitter was awash with tributes from devastated friends and fans soon after news of the Sugar Hut owner's tragic death started to spread.
TOWIE star James Argent described Mick as "a true gentleman" and "very kind man," writing online: "Many amazing memories, So Sad!
"My thoughts are with his family."
His former co-star Mario Falcone said he was "Shocked and heartbroken" by the news.
Meanwhile TOWIE's Jess Wright said: "Terribly terribly sad. Always such a gentleman and so kind. Devastated for him and his family. Sending love to them at this time. Rip Mick."
Celebrity Big Brother star Jess Impiazzi and TOWIE's Elliott Wright both tweeted broken heart emjois after hearing about his death.
Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn paid tribute and wrote: "A gentleman – god bless."
Friend Russell Quirk added: "Sad to learn of the death of @micky_norcross – a true #Essex legend gone too soon."
And pal Mark Hassell wrote: "I truly can’t believe this. Its so sad. He was such an amazing man.
"Truly down to earth, welcoming & graceful. He always treated me so well."
Shocked and heartbroken.
Mick joined the cast of TOWIE in the early series and joined his son Kirk, Mark Wright and Lucy Mecklenburgh.
The much-loved TV celebrity caught the eye of Gemma Collins and the pair went out on dates during the early episodes.
He also dated fellow stars Chloe Sims and Maria Fowler.
But in 2013 he revealed he was leaving the show over fears it was damaging the image of his nightclub.
He told The Sun at the time: "My club is an upmarket venue where people come to drink champagne and feel spoiled.
"All these rows they keep filming don’t show the club in a good light and I’m worried it’s putting people off coming, which is the last thing I want.
"I've had enough. I'm out."
Mick became a grandad following the birth of his son Kirk's child.
He became a propety developer after quitting the show and was given the green light to build a dream rural manor house in leafy Essex in 2018.
An Essex Police spokesman said: "We were called to an address in Brentwood Road, Bulphan shortly before 3.15pm on Thursday 21 January.
"Sadly, a man inside was pronounced dead.
"His death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner."
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