The Chronicles of Narnia executive producer, Perry Moore, was found dead in his SoHo apartment on Thursday.
“Perry Moore, 39, was found unconscious in the bathroom at about 9:30 a.m. by his partner, Hunter Hill, inside the W. Houston St. home they shared,” a source tells the The New York Daily News.
Moore apparently died from an OxyContin overdose. The producer was pronounced dead shortly after paramedics had arrived. An actual cause of death has not yet been determined but The New York Times reported that foul play has been ruled out.
“We’re in shock,” said Moore’s father, Bill Moore, 69 who spoke to his son the night before. “He was in a great, great mood. No one was expecting this.”
“We’re so sad,” his father added. “He’s been able to reach out and touch a lot of people.”
Moore and Hill wrote and directed the film Lake City starring Sissy Spacek and Rebecca Romijn. He also wrote the book “Hero” featuring a teen superhero who is gay. Based on the C.S. Lewis children’s novels, “The Chronicles of Narnia” grossed more than $1.5 billion.
According to Moore’s father, the producer was currently waiting to hear news for a screenplay.
“He was set to do some mighty good things,” he said. “Parents are not meant to bury their children.”