The TOWIE star and businessman was found dead in his home in Essex on Thursday 21st January at 15:15 GMT.

Norcross was a member of the TOWIE cast for two years from 2011, before going on to launch various successful business ventures, including the nightclub Sugar Hut.

The venue became a fixture in Essex’s nightlife, but ultimately resulted in Norcross’s departure from TOWIE in 2013 amid concerns it would damage the brand.

On Thursday, Norcross tweeted: “At the end, remind yourself that you did the best you could. And that is good enough.” This led to concerned replies from friends and fans.

TOWIE star James ‘Diags’ Bennewith described Norcross as a “genuinely lovely man” on Twitter, one of many tributes from fellow cast-members today.

Mark Wright also took to social media to honour the star, saying: “You were a great man, an inspiration to many, always so polite and welcoming. Such a gent. We lost a good one.”

In an Instagram post, ex-flame and co-star Gemma Collins expresses her shock and sadness of the news, calling Mick a “gentleman” and encouraging fans to check up on their friends.

Essex Police are not treating the death as suspicous.

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