Saturday, February 19, 2011

Producer and Author Perry Moore Found Dead

Perry Moore, a producer on The Chronicles of Narnia film franchise and an author of the 2007 novel Hero, about a gay teen superhero, was found dead in his apartment on Thursday, the NYDN reports:

Moore 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, the sources said.

"We're in shock," said the producer's father, Bill Moore, 69, adding that he just spoke to his son the night before.

"He was in a great, great mood," he said. "No one was expecting this."

Moore - who with beau Hill wrote and directed "Lake City," starring Sissy Spacek and Rebecca Romijn - was pronounced dead shortly after responders arrived. The exact cause of death has not been determined, but sources said it appeared to be an overdose of OxyContin.

Hero won the Lambda Award in LGBT Children's/Young Adult category from the Lambda Literary Awards.

by Andy Towle for Towelrod
in Books, Deaths, Film, New York, News

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