KIRK Norcross put on a brave face yesterday as he shared a selfie of himself back at work following his dad Mick’s tragic death.
The 32-year-old took to his business Instagram page, KN Jet Services, and declared he was happy to be back at work after a heartbreaking few weeks.
Clad in a black Timbaland jacket, the former reality TV star smiled for his selfie and penned: “Feels good to be doing what I enjoy again”.
Later in the day, Kirk asked fans if they would refrain from sending his business page messaging of support and condolences in light of Mick’s passing.
He wrote on his Instagram Story: “Hi guys! Thank you for all the messages but this is a business page purely for my business! Thank you”.
Following his post, Kirk then shared a video of him hard at work cleaning a client’s cobbled driveway.
The star runs KN Jet Services in Essex, a jet-washing and drain-cleaning company.
His return to social media comes after his father Mick, 57, was found hanged at his home in Upminster, Essex, on January 21 – and his funeral was held last Wednesday.
An inquest into The Only Way is Essex star’s death opened last month where it was heard that he was found dead in the basement of his home.
However, the inquest was adjourned until July 22.
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It’s the biggest killer of people under the age of 35, more deadly than cancer and car crashes.
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- CALM, www.thecalmzone.net, 0800 585 858
- Heads Together, www.headstogether.org.uk
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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.
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“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.