Loose Women viewers break down in tears as devastated Kirk Norcross recalls dad Mick’s tragic death

LOOSE Women viewers broke down in tears today as heartbroken Kirk Norcross recalled the moment he discovered his dad's lifeless body.

The former Towie star, 33, smashed his way into 57-year-old Mick's home last January after reading a worrying tweet and found him hanged in his wine cellar.


Kirk fought back tears as he told the panel how he administered CPR to Mick before realising he was dead.

He said: "I do not know why, even though I'd seen him that morning, I knew what had happened.

"He'd locked himself in the house and I had to smash through the door… and I found him."

Kirk has joined forces with the show's Stand By Your Men campaign in a bid to raise awareness around male mental health issues.

Later in the interview, he said: "I’ve got to take a positive out of what I’ve seen happen and the carnage it's caused and knowing no one has to do that."

The star, who has grappled with his own mental health issues in the past, numbed his pain with drugs following Mick's death and was subsequently diagnosed with PTSD.

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He sought help for his substance use and has now been sober for nine months.

Addressing the impact Mick's death had on him, he said: "I believe the day my dad died he turned into a man."

Viewers were moved to tears, with one writing on Twitter: "In tears watching you @kirk_official absolutely devastating for you, highlighting these important issues are so important while in the midst of your own grief."

Another posted: "So want to give Kirk a hug. Heartbreaking to watch this, but well done on getting your voice heard. Sending you strength."

A third said: "Massive respect for Kirk Norcross…very brave..your dad would be extremely proud of you x."

In July, an inquest was told Mick, who had been dating former “Sugar Hut Honey” Samantha Keahey, was struggling with debts.

The court heard he had told Kirk, who appeared alongside him in Towie: “The money is not worth the agg.”

He also told him: “I’m better offing myself.

Kirk said his father found lockdown difficult.

The coroner recorded a verdict of suicide.

Mick's estate was worth £5.93million but after taxes, debts and other financial matters were dealt with, it was cut to £42,381, probate files show.

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YOU’RE NOT ALONE

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.

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:

  • CALM, www.thecalmzone.net, 0800 585 858
  • Heads Together, www.headstogether.org.uk
  • Mind, www.mind.org.uk, 0300 123 3393
  • Papyrus, www.papyrus-uk.org, 0800 068 41 41
  • Samaritans, www.samaritans.org, 116 123

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