image copyright Chris Jackson / image caption Mick Norcross, 57, was found dead at his home in Essex on January 21
Nightclub owner and star Mick Norcross of The Only Way Is Essex, committed suicide, a coroner ruled.
The businessman and father of Kirk Norcross, who also appeared in the 'ITV show, was found dead at his home in Bulphan at 15: 15 GMT Jan. 21.
The 57-year-old had financial problems, Chelmsford Coroner's Court hears d.
He had taken out a loan £ 3.6million bank loan and a bridging loan secured by his primary residence.
Inspector Neil Armstrong of Essex Police told the inquest that Mr Norcross had been involved in three real estate developments that were over schedule.
He said Mr Norcross could have faced "the loss of a lifetime's job and potentially the family home ... and it seemed like it was weighing heavily on him ".
image copyright image caption Mr. Norcross was owner of Sugar Hut, a nightclub in Brentwood
Mr. Norcross first appeared on Towie in 2011 as owner of Sugar Hut nightclub in Brentwood.
In a statement read by the coroner, his son Kirk said the lockdown changed him.
He said his father started sleeping in the morning.
"It was almost like he had a black cloud over his head " he said.
"He would comment casually , 'this money is not worth this agg (aggravation), I am doing better '.
"I never took this seriously - thought he was joking.
Mick Norcross's partner Samantha Keahey hassaid in a statement he sold a Range Rover, Aston Martin and pickup truck and cashed out his private pension earlier.
"Mick has always supported his family for as long as I know him and the thought of not being able to support her family scared her, "she said.
Essex Senior Coroner Lincoln Brookes told the hearing : "He had been under great pressure and I accept his family's testimony that he was a very proud man who saw himself as a supplier.
The investigation concluded that Mr. Norcross died by suicide.
The star posted a target tweet to his 505,000 subscribers the day he died, saying: "In the end, remember you are doing your best. And that's enough.
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