Kirk Norcross is seen for the first time since his dad Mick's tragic death as he picks up essentials in Essex

KIRK Norcross has been spotted for the first time since his dad Mick's tragic death.

The Only Way is Essex star, 57, was found hanged at his home in Upminster, Essex, on January 21 – and his funeral was held on Wednesday.

Kirk popped into town today to pick up essentials including kitchen roll, cans of Coca Cola and a bottle of Irn Bru.

He was dressed down in a flat cap with a gilet, jeans and trainers as he visited the local butchers and Co-op.

Earlier this week, Kirk's younger brother Mason, 19, took to Instagram to share a series of family photos, alongside a heartfelt tribute to his dad on the day of his funeral.

The teen thanked his dad for the "best 19 years a boy could ever ask for".

Mason wrote: "To my dad, today is the day we put you to rest.

"I am truly lost for words, you was [sic] my everything, I am so grateful for everything you've done for all of us, you was the best dad a boy could ask for.

"You was such a strong man, there was so many things I wanted to say to you.

"I didn't ever think this day would come that I would have to write this."

He added: "You would always check on me every day, no matter how bad your day was you would keep it strong and I am so happy for that."

"I will try so hard for you dad and I will look after mum and Hollie forever like you always told me to.

"Thank you for teaching me everything you did. There will not be a day that goes by where I won't think about you, you have took a part from me that I will never get back.

"You was one special man and loved by so many. I wish I could thank you for everything you have done for me, you gave me the best 19 years a boy could ever ask for.

"I will love you forever dad until we meet again."

An inquest into Mick's death opened earlier this month where it was heard that he was found hanged in the basement of his home.

The inquest was adjourned until July 22.


Every 90 minutes in the UK a life is lost to suicide

It doesn't discriminate, touching the lives of people in every corner of society – from the homeless and unemployed to builders and doctors, reality stars and footballers.

It's the biggest killer of people under the age of 35, more deadly than cancer and car crashes.

And men are three times more likely to take their own life than women.

Yet it's rarely spoken of, a taboo that threatens to continue its deadly rampage unless we all stop and take notice, now.

That is why The Sun launched the You're Not Alone campaign.

The aim is that by sharing practical advice, raising awareness and breaking down the barriers people face when talking about their mental health, we can all do our bit to help save lives.

Let's all vow to ask for help when we need it, and listen out for others… You're Not Alone.

If you, or anyone you know, needs help dealing with mental health problems, the following organisations provide support:

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  • Samaritans,, 116 123

Dad-of-four Mick appeared in ITV's TOWIE for two years between 2011 and 2013, and was also most notably the owner of famed nightclub The Sugar Hut in Brentwood, Essex.

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 also became a grandad following the birth of his son Kirk's child.

If you are affected by any of the issues raised in this article, please call the Samaritans (free) on 116123 or 020 7734 2800.

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