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Mick Norcross Dead: TOWIE Star Called On Boris Johnson To Act On Mental Health Crisis Before He Died

Mick Norcross Dead: TOWIE Star Called On Boris Johnson To Act On Mental Health Crisis Before He Died

TOWIE star Mick Norcross tragically retweeted a tweet calling for Boris Johnson to act on the mental health crisis during the pandemic, just days before before he died.

The tweet, penned by Love Island's Doctor Alex George and retweeted by Mick on New Year's Day, read: "MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS. I lost my little brother to suicide this year.

"It's time we change mental health education at schools. I want to meet PM @BorisJohnson to discuss change. Please RT to make this happen #MentalHealthMatters"

Mick Norcross retweeted Dr Alex's tweet about mental health (Credit: Twitter/ Mick Norcross)
Mick Norcross retweeted Dr Alex's tweet about mental health (Credit: Twitter/ Mick Norcross)
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It comes as police confirmed the former TOWIE star - father of Kirk Norcross - had died aged just 57 on Thursday, after being called to his home in Bulphan, Essex, at 3.15pm.

While the cause of Mick's death has not yet been confirmed, police added that it is not being treated as suspicious.

Dr Alex has been pushing for the government to review the mental health crisis ever since his brother Llŷr passed away back in July - a cause Mick and many other celebrities supported.

Mick, affectionately known as Micky on the ITV show, had also sent out a poignant tweet on the day he passed away.

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"At the end remind yourself that you did the best you could. And that is good enough," he wrote.

TOWIE star Mick Norcross owned Sugar Hut in Essex (Credit: PA)
TOWIE star Mick Norcross owned Sugar Hut in Essex (Credit: PA)

Mick first appeared on The Only Way Is Essex during the show's second series in 2011 alongside Kirk.

He was best known for being the owner of The Sugar Hut nightclub in Brentwood, where The Only Way Is Essex cast members regularly filmed in its early days.

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Mick left the show in 2013, claiming his business's involvement in the programme had damaged its reputation.

Following the news of his death, tonnes of TOWIE stars have flocked to pay tributes to him on social media.

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Mario Falcone told fans 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".

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Meanwhile, Gemma Collins posted a picture of herself and Mick on Instagram with the caption: "ALWAYS A GENTLEMAN. absolutely shocked and saddened by the news. my thoughts and prayers are going out to Kirk family and friends absolutely tragic.

Mick Norcross and his son Kirk who also appeared on TOWIE (Credit: Mick Norcross/Instagram)
Mick Norcross and his son Kirk who also appeared on TOWIE (Credit: Mick Norcross/Instagram)
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"The memories of the early days the sugar hut and the wonderful filming parties you put on will never be forgotten. you never know what someone is going through you was one of the good guys."

Mark Wright wrote: "RIP Mick N. You were a great man, an inspiration to many, always so polite and welcoming. Such a gent.

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"We lost a good one. Let this be ANOTHER reason to check in on people and ask if they are ok. It's imperative we talk.Love to Kirk and the rest of the family. such sad news".





As James 'Arg' Argent also paid his respects, calling Mick "a true gentleman & a very kind man".

Anyone affected by Mick's story or if you are struggling in any way, call Samaritans for free on 116 123 or visit their website here.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: TOWIE, Celebrity News

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