Kirk Norcross has spoken out following the inquest into his father Mick’s death.
The 57-year-old, who previously owned Essex nightclub Sugar Hut, tragically took his own life on January 21 – leaving his friends and family devastated.
At an inquest into Mick’s death on Thursday, it was revealed that Kirk was the one who found his dad dead in the wine cellar of his home.
Taking to his Instagram Stories, Kirk said: “Listen I have got to talk about this and people, if you don’t want to hear it I’m not being rude but you can unfollow me.”
“If I can stop one person from killing themselves, I have really made an impact in this world. I love you all. Be kind, be polite and be positive.”
“You have got to let it out, you have got to talk. I know many people who have lost their fathers. But I’m trying to use this. You are not alone, if you want a chat lets talk and we can get through it together.”
“The mind is a mad thing, we ain’t strong enough to control that on our own. That’s why we talk. That’s why we talk to people, that’s why people talk to us.”
He continued: “I don’t want sympathy, I genuinely do like people caring for me and I like caring for people. But I ain’t doing this for sympathy.”
“I was the one that found him. I’m glad that I found him in a sense. I know that sounds weird but I wouldn’t want no stranger, no doctors, no nurses having to deal with what I dealt with.”
“My dad has manned up for me many times, it was my turn to step up for my dad you know. I tried to give him CPR and I knew there was no bringing him back but I had to try.”
“It feels like my dad died when I was a baby or something. All the talks and chats that I have had with my dad feels like it was a dream. But that’s just my brain telling me I’m not ready for it yet.”
“My dad was my best friend, he still is,” Kirk said. “I don’t care what anyone says my dad is my best friend. The best man I have ever met anyway.”
“I know a lot of people who have already dealt with what I’m dealing with and said it doesn’t get better, it gets a little bit easier to deal with. Obviously the image I have got in my head will never leave me. That’s the only image I have got of my dad of how I found him.”
“I’m three months sober, that’s the longest I have been sober. I was near on a year last year but then I had a little wobble when my dad went.”
“But listen I have got to talk about this and people, if you don’t want to hear it I’m not being rude but you can unfollow me. If I can stop one person from killing themselves, I have really made an impact in this world. I love you all. Be kind, be polite and be positive.”
Kirk described his father as the “strongest man” he’d ever met.
He added: “My dad is resting. I’m now going to graft as hard as I can for the rest of my life to make myself proud and my dad proud.”
“Do everything for my kids like my dad did. Love you all.”