Mick Norcross is a British reality star noted for his appearances on the ITV2's British reality series The Only Way is Essex. The entrepreneur who won his fame as the Sugar Hut nightclub owner in the ITV series committed suicide in his house at 57. On January 26, a post mortem examination at Basildon Hospital revealed that the cause of death was suspension by ligature.
A True Essex Star Departs!
The Only Way Is Essex; fans worldwide were heart-wrecked by the news of Norcross`s demise.
The officials reported that they found the reality star hanging in the basement of his house in Essex village of Bulphan. Paramedics quickly pronounced his death, and the police correspondents followed all protocols to confirm that his death was non-suspicious.
The last tweet of Mick on Jan 21, 2021. ( Source: Twitter )
He shared his final tweet on the morning of his death. Tributes and condolences from Gemma Collins, James Argent, Mario Falcone, Lauren Goodger, and other well-wishers, co-stars flooded the social media. Norcross had an intimidating aura, not just on the screen but even with crew members and behind the scenes. Everyone was ‘Devasated’ with the sad passing of a true Essex legend.
Father of Kirk Norcross: Personal Life
The 57-years old property developer, Mick Norcross, was the father of popular English television personality Kirk Norcross. He gave birth to Krik with his partner Julie Lloyd.
However, Mick left his two sons Kirk and Daniel—when Kirk was five years old—with their mother to go out and become a millionaire. In that process, his sons and their single mother, Julie, lived in poverty, sheltering at a hostel.
However, later when Krik was 16, Mick returned to his son's fortunes with his money.
Mick Norcross and his son Kirk Norcross in 2011 (Photo: David Poole)
Now, Mick Norcross's son, Kirk Norcross, is famous for appearing in reality shows like The Only Way Is Essex, Celebrity Big Brother UK, and MTV UK's Ex On The Beach. As an interesting fact, Kirk's autobiography titled 'Essex Boy' tells the story of his life disclosing his sexual relations with 800 to 1,000 women until the book was released in 2013.
Mick Norcross' Hotel
Mick Norcross is the owner of The Grand Hotel, located in Leigh, United Kingdom. The Grand Hotel is considered as the place where people of all ages and classes met to enjoy a drink or two in the bar.
Before Mick owned the hotel, it had a lounge at the front of the pub and had a bar at the back where there was always piano music. But with time, things started changing, fewer people attended the pub, and the building also deteriorated.
Then, Mick owned the hotel and dreamt of restoring the building to its former glory. He bought the hotel in 2011 for £4.3 million and wished to turn the ruined building into a boutique hotel, restaurant, and spa. Before leaving his former house to move on, he said:
“I've been here six years and I've completely refurbished this place.” “Now I'm ready to move on to another project,” he added.
Initially, Mick paid £1.2 million in 2005 for the house in Bulphan, near Brentwood, Essex, and spent 12 months and expenses between £300,000 and £400,000 renovating the house before settling in.
Mick Norcross's net worth escalated up to $12 million. However, speculations suggest that Norcross had 8 million euros of debt on his head while restoring The Grand Hotel.
Mick Norcross was born on 11th May 1963 in Brentwood, England.