A host of past and present TOWIE stars are planning an emotional tribute to Mick Norcross, following his tragic death.
The former Sugar Hut owner was sadly found dead on Thursday, at the age of 57.
Mick joined the cast of The Only Way Is Essex in 2011 alongside his son Kirk, before leaving the reality show in 2013.
Despite leaving the show, the businessman remained friends with the cast, and many looked up to him as a “father figure”.
A source told The Sun Online: “Everyone is just so sad. Mick touched so many people, the old cast and the new. They have been talking about what would be the best way to remember him.”
“They are thinking of a virtual tribute to remember his fondest moments for his family. It would be something special for Mick’s kids Kirk, Daniel, Mason and Holly to treasure. ”
The insider added: “Mick was like a surrogate dad on set, so lovable and kind. They all loved Mick and can’t believe he is gone.”
Mick’s death was confirmed by Essex Police on Thursday, after he was found dead at his home.
A police statement said: “We were called to an address in Brentwood Road, Bulphan shortly before 3.15pm on Thursday 21 January.”
“Sadly, a man inside was pronounced dead. His death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”
Just hours before he was found dead, Mick sent out a heartbreaking last tweet, which read: “At the end remind yourself that you did the best you could. And that is good enough.”