Mick Norcross, who starred in the long-running ITV reality series The only way is Essex, died at the age of 57.
Norcross was reportedly pronounced dead by police, who were called to his home on Thursday. His death is not considered suspicious.
Norcross featured in season two of The only way is Essex, affectionately called TOWIE, in 2011 and went on to appear in 53 episodes in total. He was an important figure in the Essex scene, having owned The Sugar Hut nightclub. His son, Kirk Norcross, was part of the original TOWIE throw away.
TOWIE the stars paid tribute to Norcross on social media. Gemma Collins said:
Mark Wright, who was part of the original cast of TOWIE, added:
RIP Mick N.
You were a wonderful man, an inspiration to many, always so polite and welcoming. Such a man.
We lost a good one.
Let that be ANOTHER reason to check people out and ask them if they are okay. It is imperative that we speak.
I love Kirk and the rest of the family, such sad news
– Mark Wright (@MarkWright_) January 21, 2021