Mick Norcross, 57, found hanged, Mick Norcross, who rose to fame as the owner of the Sugar Hut nightclub
in the ITV series, died at his home in the Essex village of Bulphan on January 21, aged 57.
An inquest into his death was opened and adjourned in Chelmsford on Wednesday.
Essex Police confirmed at the time his death was not being treated as suspicious.
An inquest heard today how the tragic Sugar Hut owner was found hanged in his basement.
Sarah Lee, Assistant coroner’s officer for Essex, said: “He was 57 years of age and passed away on the 21st of
January 2021 at Upminster, Essex. “On the 21st of January Mr Norcross was found hanging in the basement.”
A post mortem into Mick’s death gave the cause as “suspension by ligature”, the brief hearing was told.
Toxicology tests have been carried out but the results were not read to the court in Essex today.
Mick joined the cast of Towie in the early series alongside his son Kirk, 32, Mark Wright, and Lucy Mecklenburgh.
The popular TV celebrity caught the eye of Gemma Collins and the pair went out on dates during the early
episodes. He also dated fellow stars Chloe Sims and Maria Fowler.
But in 2013 he revealed he was leaving the show over fears it was damaging the image of his nightclub.
He told The Sun at the time: “My club is an upmarket venue where people come to drink champagne and feel spoiled.
“All these rows they keep filming don’t show the club in a good light and I’m worried it’s putting people off
coming, which is the last thing I want.”I’ve had enough. I’m out.”
He became a property developer after quitting the show and was given the green light to build a dream rural
manor house in leafy Essex in 2018.
Mick became a grandad following the birth of his son Kirk’s child.
Tributes from heartbroken former co-stars flooded in after the heartbreaking news was announced.