TOWIE's Kirk Norcross has admitted he told his friend he "might lose his dad this week" on the same day that his father Mick killed himself.

It follows an inquest into the death of popular TOWIE star Mick Norcross which took place on Thursday afternoon (July 22), reported by EssexLive.

The inquest was held at Chelmsford Coroner's Court in Essex to determine the circumstances surrounding Mick's death.

It comes after Mick Norcross, who had been the owner of popular Essex nightclub Sugar Hut, was tragically found dead at his home in Essex in January this year – at the age of 57.

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The coroner concluded that Mr Norcross, a father of four, had sadly taken his own life following his struggles with low mood and feeling under a "great deal of pressure".

Now, it's come to light that 33-year-old Kirk had a horrible feeling that he might lose his dad on the very day that his father Mick committed suicide.

Kirk's statement, which was read out by the coroner, said: "I went to see a friend and I told him I have a feeling I might lose my dad this week. I don’t know why I told him I just felt it in my head."

Kirk then went on to confess he had bought a final gift for Mick – two scratch cards – in a desperate bid to ease his financial struggles.

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The statement continued: "I bought two scratch cards on the way back for my father with hope. I went and prayed for my father. I then had a nap and woke up and I had two missed calls from dad's partner and text asking where Mick was.

"I saw family looking at window in house my dad lived in. His partner said dad seemed fine before.

The court then heard that it was not long after this that Mr Norcross had been found dead.

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Mick's son also shed light on his father's mental wellbeing, and the written statement explained that Mick was "always down and deflated" before he passed away.

He even said that Mick had made passing comments which included: "This money is not worth this agg. I'm Better offing myself."

The court was told that Mick had been "under stress and pressure", and had felt 'unable to cope' with money worries before taking his own life.

In Mick's partner's statement, she explained that he showed signs of "worry and anxiety" amid money issues where the father "had houses to pay for, costs, the estate and 'bills were high'".

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Mick's partner added that Mick was "frightened" by the thought he might not be able to support his family.

Concluding the inquest, the coroner said: "It seems to me the only plausible on based on evidence that he intended to take his own life on the balance of probability,"

"He had been under a great deal of pressure and I accept the evidence of his family that he was a very proud man who saw himself as a provider and he was very successful."

The statement continued: "I bought two scratch cards on the way back for my father with hope. I went and prayed for my father. I then had a nap and woke up and I had two missed calls from dad's partner and text asking where Mick was.

"I saw family looking at window in house my dad lived in. His partner said dad seemed fine before.

The court then heard that it was not long after this that Mr Norcross had been found dead.

Mick's son also shed light on his father's mental wellbeing, and the written statement explained that Mick was "always down and deflated" before he passed away.

He even said that Mick had made passing comments which included: "This money is not worth this agg. I'm Better offing myself."

The court was told that Mick had been "under stress and pressure", and had felt 'unable to cope' with money worries before taking his own life.

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