February 21, 2011 – Chronicles of Narnia series Executive Producer Perry Moore has died at the age of 39.
The film exec and comic book author passed away Thursday after he was found unconscious in his New York City apartment from an apparent drug overdose, according to the New York Times.
“We’re in shock,” Perry’s father, Bill Moore told The Hollywood Reporter.
Bill had just spoken to his son the night before and described him as being in “a great, great mood,” and said “No one was expecting this.”
While several outlets reported that Moore died of a drug overdose, police have not yet confirmed his cause of death, as the medical examiner’s report is still pending.
Moore was reportedly found by his partner, Hunter Hill, with whom he wrote and directed Lake City in 2008.
The movie maven’s career went beyond the film industry, and tales of lions, witches and wardrobes, however.
Moore’s strong desire to portray positive, gay characters in comics, lead him to write an award-winning comic called, “Hero”, which told the story of a high school basketball player turned superhero coping with emerging super powers and his sexual orientation.