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Mick Norcross death: The Only Way Is Essex star and Sugar Hut night club owner dies aged 57

Mick Norcross, founder of the Sugar Hut night club made famous in reality TV series The Only Way Is Essex, has died aged 57.

His death was reported on Thursday.

Essex police said in a statement to Metro: “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.”

Mr Norcross appeared on 53 episodes of Towie between 2011 and 2013. The Sugar Hut, on Brentwood High Street, was often featured on the show.

His son Kirk is also a Towie alumn, having appeared on 58 episodes of the programme between 2010 and 2013.

Towie star Mario Falcone was among those paying tribute to Mr Norcross after the news of his death broke on Wednesday. Mr Falcone said on Twitter he was “shocked and heartbroken”, adding: “RIP my friend. You were the perfect gentlemen and I am thankful I got the privilege of having you in my life.”

Elliott Wright, also a Towie alum, reacted to the news of Mr Norcross’s death with a broken heart emoji.

Essex publican Adam Brooks tweeted he was “absolutely gutted to hear this news”, describing Mr Norcross as “my business rival in the 2000s, but such a well respected gentleman in the industry”. “There’s some very upset people tonight,” Mr Brooks added. “Thoughts to his family, I’m truly very saddened.”

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