DENISE Van Outen tonight paid tribute to Mick Norcross who was found dead today at the age of 57. 

He was found dead at his home in Bulphan. 

The Basildon-based singer, presenter and current star of Dancing on Ice, tweeted: "RIP

@micky_norcross such a lovely man. So sad my thoughts are with his family

It follows the death of the businessman today. 

Friends and colleagues have also been queuing up to pay tribute to the Essex businessman. 

Mario Falcone said: "RIP my friend. You were the perfect gentlemen and I am thankful I got the privilege of having you in my life."

James "Arg" Argent, Towie star, added: "A true gentleman a very kind man! RIP Mick 🙏🏽
Many amazing memories, So Sad! My thoughts are with his family."