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Mick Norcross, Sugar Hut boss as well of father of Kirk Norcross of TOWIE, is dead.

It was that gathered that Norcross died at his residence, and police said that his death is not a case of suspicion.

In a statement from the police, they 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.”

On Thursday at about 7.17am, Mick sent out a heart-wrenching final tweet, writing: “At the end remind yourself that you did the best you could. And that is good enough.”

Mick joined the TOWIE program which also featured his son, and other famous performers like Mario, Mark Wright and Lucy Mecklenburgh.

He became a big part of the show being the owner of Sugar Hut, which became the place to be among Essex’s reality royalty.

Mick dated stars like Gemma Collins, Chloe Sims and Maria Fowler, during his time on the show.

In 2013, he left the reality show stating that he’d had enough and claiming that the show was damaging the Sugar Hut brand as the shooting within the building was chasing his customers.

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.”

He added: “I’ve had enough. I’m out.

We gathered that Mick also worked as a property developer and owned The Grand Hotel in Leigh, which hasn’t been profitable. Though, it was his dream to turn such a local landmark into a luxury property for more people to enjoy it.

At that time, Mick said: “He’d been forced to push back the launch of the refurbished hotel because of structural problems.

There is still work to be done with the building of the five storeys and we have had a lot of steelwork to do on the foundations,” he told the Leigh Times in January last year.

“We also found the chimneys were unsafe and they had to be pulled down and re-built.

“Nevertheless we are getting on with the work, but it will cost us over £1m above our original estimate.

“It is obvious we will not be able to re-open the building on the time forecast, but The Grand is being restored and will be a big asset to the people of Leigh.

Two years back, it was rumoured that Mick found love with Samantha Keahey, a former Sugar Hut member, but she turned out to be Business Administrator of the brand.

Mick had been very close to his reality star son, Kirk, and Kirk’s children Harry and Violett.

RIP, Mick!

 

 

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