Former TOWIE star Mick Norcross found dead at home
The Only Way is Essex star Mick Norcross has sadly died aged 57.
The businessman, who is the father of Kirk Norcross, was found at his home in Brentwood, Essex.
Mick was the owner of Essex nightclub Sugar Hut which regularly featured in Essex.
Essex police told Daily Star next of kin has been informed.
Essex Police said in a statement: "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."
A rep for Mick Norcross has been contacted by Daily Star for comment.
At 7.17am on Thursday 21, Mick took to Twitter to post a message of positivity telling his 500,000 followers: "At the end remind yourself that you did the best you could. And that is good enough."
The post was met with a series of messages from concerned fans.
At 6.50pm on Wednesday evening, Mick's friend and TOWIE co-star Mario Falcone replied with a broken heart emoji.
Mario later added: "I am heartbroken mate. I can’t believe it."
At 7.37pm, Elliot Wright, who appeared on TOWIE alongside his brother Mark Wright, also replied to Mick's tweet with a heartbroken emoji.
Shortly after Ex On The Beach star Jess Impiazzi tweeted:" Thank you for the memories – still can’t believe what I’m hearing always been so supportive! Will be sorely missed."
Mick's friend Mark Hassell tweeted: "I truly can’t believe this. Its so sad. He was such an amazing man.
"Truly down to earth, welcoming and graceful. He always treated me so well."
Paying tribute to Mick, fellow Essex businessman Adam Brooks tweeted to his 155,000 followers: "I am absolutely gutted to hear this news, my business rival in the 00’s, but such a well respected gentleman in the industry, shared many friends with Mick.
"There’s some very upset people tonight.
"Thoughts to his family, I’m truly very saddened,a good man."
Meanwhile, well known Essex sports promoter Eddie Hearn replied to Mick's final tweet writing: "A gentleman – god bless."
During the first few series of TOWIE Mick's nightclub Sugar Hut was regularly featured.
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The swanky venue was famous for wild parties and glamorous girls and often a focal point of TOWIE nights out.
But by 2013 Mick admitted he felt while the programme had raised the platform of the venue it was damaging the brand.
Mick told The Sun: "My club is an upmarket venue where people come to drink champagne and feel spoiled.
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“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."
He continued to the publication: “Allowing the Sugar Hut Honeys to be called slags is the final straw. I would never allow that to happen in my venue.
“I’ve had enough. I’m out.”
After leaving TOWIE in 2013, Mick went on to be a property developer.
Speaking in 2018, Mick told of his ambition to built a property empire.
He told Echo news: "I’m also building 19 large executive homes in Bulphan, the village where I live.
"And I’ve now just started another site with six executive homes as well. So, I’m building 25 homes in Bulphan, with a gross development value of circa 45million quid. So, it’s a big project. As well as, the Sugar Hut, and that’s a moving target at all times."
Crediting his father as his inspiration, Mick said: "He’s not with me anymore, unfortunately, neither is mum, but there was a time when he was alive, and I wouldn’t make a decision without a conversation with him.
"Unfortunately, when he died, you have to make them on your own, but I always sleep on a decision before making it, to give me time to think on how he would deal with this or that.
"I never aspired to be rich and famous, I’ve only aspired to want to be successful and that was my dad."
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