Mick Norcross' Towie co-stars offered bereavement counselling to cope with his shock death

MICK Norcross' Towie co-stars have been offered bereavement counselling to cope with his shock death.

Towie cast past and present have been told they will be supported in any way possible as they cope with the grief of losing their dear friend Mick who was found dead at his home on Thursday aged 57.

Towie creators Lime Pictures have put into place a team to support the entire cast, crew and production team after Mick's sudden death.

A source told the Sun Online: "Mick was so popular with everyone on set, not just in front of the cameras, but with the staff working behind the scenes too.

"Straight away Lime Pictures let everyone know that they have a counselling team on hand to help to offer them free bereavement counselling at this time. This is something they always do brilliantly.

"Everyone has been devastated by the news of his death. He was so charming and welcoming especially when it came to inviting everyone to his nightclub The Sugarhut. He will be greatly missed."

Meanwhile Towie has paid an emotional tribute to Mick calling him a "charming, generous" man.

The network's bosses last night issued a heartfelt statement on behalf of the hundreds of people involved in making the show.

It read: "Everyone at TOWIE is shocked and deeply saddened to hear the tragic news of Mick’s death.

"He was hugely popular with cast, crew and the audience alike.

"Charming, generous and host to many of Essex’s most glamorous events, Mick will be missed by us all.

"Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones at this difficult time."

Many of the show's biggest stars added their own thoughts and feelings in the comments section.

Ferne McCann, 30, wrote: "???? heartbreaking" while James Argent, 33, added: "???."

Mick was found dead in Bulphan, Essex, at 3.15pm on Thursday, after sending a poignant final tweet.

It read: “At the end remind yourself that you did the best you could. And that is good enough.”

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