Perry Moore, the producer of the Chronicles of Narnia, has died at the age of 39 of an apparent drug overdose according to various news reports.
Perry was found unconscious in his Greenwich apartment on Thursday by his partner, Hunter Hill, with whom he lived, sources said. He was later declared dead by paramedics who arrived at the scene.
An MTV report indicates that Moore died of an overdose of oxyContin.
Moore was the executive producer of the first three Narnia moves, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe; Prince Caspian; and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Earlier, in an interview he had said that he wanted to produce all seven Narnia books. He also wrote a book called ‘Hero’ about a young teenager struggling with his sexuality and emerging superpowers. He won a Lambda Literary Award for the best LGBT Children's/Young Adult novel.
He suffered from chronic back and neck pain that sometimes interfered with his work, friends and family told The Daily News.
He had a lot of chronic pain. It was always an issue we were dealing with on set, said friend and Greyshack Films President Mike Ryan, and Moore’s producing partner for the recent indie flick Lake City.
Perry Moore is survived by his parents William and Nancy Norris Moore and his life partner Hunter Hill, as well as two sisters, Jane Moore and Elizabeth Moore Felton.