A CRAWLEY TOWN player Mark Wright has made an emotional tribute to a "great man" found dead on Thursday.

The reality TV celebrity said former The Only Way Is Essex star Mick Norcross was "such a gent" who was always "polite and welcoming".

The 57-year-old was found dead at his home in Bulphan at 3:15pm on Thursday.

Essex Police said the death was not being treated as suspicious.

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In a tribute on Twitter, the Crawley Town footballer said: "Rest in Peace Mick N.

"You were a great man, an inspiration to many, always so polite and welcoming. Such a gent.

"We lost a good one. Let this be another reason to check in on people and ask if they are ok.

"It’s imperative we talk. Love to Kirk and the rest of the family,

such sad news."The Argus: Essex Police said the death was not being treated as suspiciousEssex Police said the death was not being treated as suspicious

Norcross first appeared in the show in 2011 as the owner of Sugar Hut, a Brentwood nightclub which was regularly featured in the show.

He left the show two years later, claiming the show had damaged its brand.

The businessman tweeted on Thursday morning and said: "At the end remind yourself that you did the best you could. And that's good enough.

An Essex Police spokesman told MailOnline: "We were called to an address in Bulphan shortly before 3.15pm on Thursday 21 January.

"Sadly, a man inside was pronounced dead.

"His death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner."