Mick Norcross Wiki – Mick Norcross Bio
Mick Norcross was a businessman and father of Kirk Norcross, who also appeared in the ITV show, was found dead at his home in Bulphan at 15:15 GMT on Thursday, 21 January.
Essex Police said the death was not being treated as suspicious.
So sad to hear the news today of the passing of Mr Sugarhut @micky_norcross
A very talented, friendly and fun guy, who made a huge mark on Brentwood.
A true Essex legend who will be sorely missed, our condolences to his family and friends at this sad time.
RIP Mick ❤️?
— Sugar Hut (@sugarhut) January 21, 2021
He was 57 years old.
Mick Norcross Died
TOWIE star and former Sugar Hut nightclub owner Norcross has been found dead aged 57 hours after sending a final tweet describing ‘the end’.
The businessman, who rose to fame as the man behind the nightclub on the hit ITV2 series, was discovered at his mansion in Bulphan, Essex, by emergency services on Thursday afternoon.
In a haunting final tweet, posted just hours before his body was found yesterday, he wrote: ‘At the end remind yourself that you did the best you could. And that is good enough.’
Mick is survived by his sons Kirk, 32, Mason, Daniel and daughter Hollie. He also has three grandchildren.
The star made his TOWIE debut in 2011 during the show’s second season, while son Kirk was part of the original cast when it began a year prior.
The businessman was introduced as the owner of Sugar Hut, a nightclub in Brentwood which was a popular filming location for the show. He sold it in 2019 but continued to work in property development.
During his time on TOWIE, Mick caught the attention of Gemma Collins, 39, who soon developed a crush on him.
Mick sold Sugar Hut in 2019, having previously gone on to develop a property portfolio, including The Grand Hotel in Leigh.
The businessman shelled out £4.3m for the site back in 2011 and dreamed of turning the derelict building into a boutique hotel, restaurant and spa.
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However, despite extensive renovation, restoration work took longer than planned and the hotel is still yet to open.
The same year Mick bought the hotel, he put his £3.4million converted farmhouse up for sale.
The mansion, which was also a regular filming location during his time, was the envy of TOWIE viewers.
The estate also boasted a private house where Kirk lived with his girlfriend at the time Lauren Pope, a hot tub and plasma screen TVs.
Tributes were also shared by Towie stars Lauren Goodger and Mario Falcone, with the latter tweeting that he was “thankful I got the privilege of having you in my life”.
In another tweet, Mark Wright, the Towie star turned TV presenter and professional footballer said he was “a great man, an inspiration to many, always so polite and welcoming”.
Presenter Denise Van Outen tweeted that he was “such a lovely man” while TV chef James Martin, posted that he was “a true gentleman, who I had the pleasure to meet and spend evenings with over the years”.
An Essex Police spokesman said officers “were called to an address in Brentwood Road, Bulphan shortly before 15:15 on Thursday” and “sadly, a man inside was pronounced dead”.
The police spokesman said the death was “not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner”.