Celebrity News

Mick Norcross’ close relationship with son Kirk after reunion when he was 18

Mick Norcross has tragically died at the age of 57.

The businessman, who was the owner of TOWIE’s favourite nightclub The Sugar Hut, shot to fame on the ITVBe show with his son Kirk, now 32.

Their very close bond was clear for all to see, with Kirk always going to his dad for fatherly advice on everything from girls to his career.

But they weren’t always so close, as Mick and Kirk didn’t really connect until they reunited when Kirk went to live with him when he was 18-years-old.

Kirk was brought up by his single mum Julie in what he called “the bad side of Essex”.

He recalled growing up with “no money” — world’s away from his millionaire dad’s flash lifestyle.

Mick Norcross and his son Kirk

Mick Norcross' close relationship with son Kirk after reunion when he was 18
Mick with Kirk when he was a baby

Other kids living on his estate couldn’t find jobs or turned to a life of crime, Kirk claimed.

When he turned 18, Kirk moved in with his dad when Mick’s relationship with the woman he left Kirk’s mum for fell apart.

Kirk credits his father for rescuing him from what could have been a very different future.

He told the Daily star in 2012: “People in Brentwood have a lot of money and a flashy Essex lifestyle.

“I’m not from here really.

Mick Norcross' close relationship with son Kirk after reunion when he was 18
Mick and Kirk on TOWIE

“My mum is from the bad side of Essex, where people struggle.

“She has nothing, no money, and it’s hard for me to see.

“But for my dad it’s the opposite. He’s got money, champagne and all the trimmings.”

Kirk added: “Kids on my estate have struggled to find work or fallen into crime.

“It’s not a good area and life is hard. I know I’m lucky that my dad got me out of there.”

Mick Norcross' close relationship with son Kirk after reunion when he was 18
Mick admitted he wasn’t around enough when Kirk was growing up

That same year Mick sat Kirk down for a father and son chat on TOWIE to talk about Kirk’s childhood.

He said: “I just think maybe there’s been bits missing out of our lives where, when you were growing up, I wasn’t around as much as I should have been.”

Mick added: “I wasn’t there enough for you growing up, but all I want to say to you is I’m here for you now.

“I will be here for you. I want to do the things we didn’t do that we still can do.”

On TOWIE Mick gave advice to Kirk on his love life, but it also worked the other way round.

Mick Norcross' close relationship with son Kirk after reunion when he was 18
Mick with Kirk’s son Harry

Kirk was particularly unhappy when his dad asked Maria Fowler out on a date, someone he’d previously fallen out with.

In recent years Mick was a doting grandad to Kirk’s two children Harry and Violett.

He posted pictures of himself hanging out with his grandson Harry on social media.

In 2019 Kirk made an Instagram post on Mick’s 56th birthday, sharing a string of pictures of them together.

He said: “Dad!!! What a man you are!!!

Mick Norcross' close relationship with son Kirk after reunion when he was 18
Kirk’s birthday tribute to his dad from 2019

“Kids looks up to their dads as if they are superheroes… well I’m 31 I still look at you like you’re my superhero!

“Grandad would be so proud to see the man you turned into!!

“Happy birthday pops! Love ya @micknorcross.”

Kirk is yet to speak publicly about his father’s death.

The day before Mick died, Kirk had made a Facebook post about the importance of fathers.

Mick Norcross' close relationship with son Kirk after reunion when he was 18
Mick admitted he should have been there more for Kirk when he was growing up

Mick Norcross' close relationship with son Kirk after reunion when he was 18
The post Kirk made the day before Mick died

He shared a picture that said: “Every child deserves a father in their life.”

Kirk was talking about his relationship with his own children, captioning the post: “I wish everyone felt like this!

“I miss my daughter so much she isn’t even aware that she has a dad ready to love her.”

Mick was tragically found dead at his home on Thursday, and police say they are not treating his death as suspicious.

Essex Police said in a statement: “We were called to an address in Brentwood Road, Bulphan shortly before 3.15pm on Thursday 21 January.

Kirk and Mick Norcross
Kirk and Mick had grown close when Kirk went to live with his dad when he turned 18

“Sadly, a man inside was pronounced dead. His death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”

A formal cause of death has not just been confirmed.

A source told OK : “There were lots of ambulances outside [Mick’s] house.”

Just hours before he died, Mick had tweeted: “At the end remind yourself that you did the best you could. And that is good enough.”


Checkout latest world news below links :
World News || Latest News || U.S. News

Help us to become independent in PANDEMIC COVID-19. Contribute to diligent Authors.

Source link

Back to top button