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Perry Moore Found Dead: 'Narnia' Producer Dies At 39

Perry Moore Dead

First Posted: 02/18/11 04:03 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:35 PM ET

Perry Moore, the executive producer of the 'Chronicles of Narnia' trilogy, was found dead in his New York apartment, the New York Daily News is reporting. He was 39.

Sources told the newspaper that Moore was found unconscious by his partner, Hunter Hill, in the bathroom of their Soho home on Thursday after an apparent overdose of OxyContin. He was pronounced dead soon after responders arrived.

"We're in shock," Moore's father, Bill, told the Daily News. He added that when he spoke to his son just the night before, he was in a "great, great mood."

The building's doorman was equally surprised.

"I was talking to him last night. He was such a sweet guy," he told the New York Post. "They're saying it was drugs, but I didn't know him to be that way."

An official cause of death will be determined by autopsy.

Moore also wrote 'Hero,' a 2007 book about the world's first gay teen superhero. He and Hill wrote and directed 'Lake City,' a 2008 drama starring Sissy Spacek and Rebecca Romijn.

Read more about Moore's death at the Daily News.

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