TOWIE star Mick Norcross has been found dead at the age of 57.
The businessman, widely known as 'Mr Sugarhut' after once owning the famous Sugarhut nightclub regularly featured in Towie, was found dead at his home in Essex yesterday afternoon, it has been confirmed.
Police said there were no suspicious circumstance but as yet a cause of death has not been revealed.
Mick first appeared on Towie's second series in 2011, with his son Kirk, 32, part of the original cast, but left two years later claiming his reputation had been damaged by appearing on the show.
Tributes came pouring in after news of his death broke, with his former TOWIE colleagues including ex girlfriend Gemma Collins and James Argent describing him as a "true gentleman" and an "Essex legend".
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GEMMA COLLINS PAYS TRIBUTE TO TOWIE CO-STAR
Gemma Collins said she was "absolutely shocked and saddened" by the news.
Sharing a photo of her and Mick, who she briefly dated, she wrote: "always a gentleman".
Mick Norcross sent a haunting final tweet about "reminding yourself that you did the best you could" just hours before he was found dead.
He told his 500,000 followers: "At the end remind yourself that you did the best you could. And that is good enough."
He sent the message at 7.17am this morning before his body was discovered at his home in Bulphan, Essex.
On Sunday he wrote: "Wishing everyone a healthy, safe and relaxing Sunday in these uncertain times."
Describing himself in his Twitter bio, Mick says: "Proud father & Grandfather, Love Antiques, Old cars, The great outdoors & all things British, Positive thinker."
DETAIL SURROUNDING NORCROSS' DEATH
The 57-year-old's body was discovered at his home in Bulphan, Essex, at 3.15pm yesterday.
Essex Police last night confirmed the devastating news and said his death is not being treated as suspicious.
TOWIE STAR DIES
Mick Norcross has died aged 57.
The much-loved businessman rose to fame as the owner of Sugar Hut nightclub on the ITV series, alongside his son Kirk.