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Mick Norcross, Former The Only Way Is Essex Star, Dies Aged 57

Ash Percival
·Entertainment Editor, HuffPost UK
·1-min read

Former The Only Way Is Essex star Mick Norcross has died at the age of 57.

Mick – who was also the former owner of Essex nightspot Sugar Hut, which featured on the ITVBe reality series – was found dead at his home on Thursday.

Essex Police have confirmed they are not treating his death as suspicious.

Mick Norcross has died at the age of 57 (Photo: ITV/Shutterstock)
Mick Norcross has died at the age of 57 (Photo: ITV/Shutterstock)

A police statement read: “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.”

Mick was introduced to TOWIE fans in the second series in 2011 as the father of established cast member Kirk Norcross.

He appeared in six series of the show until his departure in 2013.

Mick with son and former TOWIE co-star Kirk Norcross (Photo: ITV/Shutterstock)
Mick with son and former TOWIE co-star Kirk Norcross (Photo: ITV/Shutterstock)

During his time on TOWIE, Mick memorably caught the eye of Gemma Collins, who attempted to pursue a romantic relationship with him.

He also had romances with Chloe Sims and Maria Fowler on the show.

A number of Mick’s former co-stars have lead the tributes to Mick online.

James Argent wrote on his Instagram Story: “A true gentleman & a very kind man! RIP Mick.

“Many amazing memories, So Sad! My thoughts are with his family.”

Mick with Lauren Pope on TOWIE in 2011 (Photo: ITV/Shutterstock)
Mick with Lauren Pope on TOWIE in 2011 (Photo: ITV/Shutterstock)

Jessica Wright also posted on her Instagram Story, writing: “Terribly, terribly sad. Always such a gentleman and so kind. Devastated for him and his family.”

Mario Falcone tweeted he was “shocked and heartbroken” at the news.

This article originally appeared on HuffPost UK and has been updated.