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18 February 2011 @ 03:28 pm
Terrible, terrible news . . .  
'Narnia' executive producer Perry Moore found dead in SoHo home after apparent overdose

The executive producer of the "Chronicles of Narnia" trilogy was found dead in his SoHo apartment on Thursday after an apparent overdose, sources said.

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.

"We're so sad," said his father. "He's been able to reach out and touch a lot of people."

The "Chronicles of Narnia" series, which was based on the C.S. Lewis novels, grossed over $1.5 billion and is the 16th highest-grossing film series of all time, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com.

The elder Moore said his son was awaiting news on a new screenplay. "He was set to do some mighty good things," he said. "Parents are not meant to bury their children."
majormeg7majormeg7 on February 18th, 2011 08:30 pm (UTC)
I feel so bad for his poor partner. I can't imagine being the one to find the body of a loved one.
elexandros: OT3 Loveelexandros on February 18th, 2011 09:08 pm (UTC)

This is so awful.
poor_toms_acoldpoor_toms_acold on February 19th, 2011 03:31 am (UTC)
D-: That's awful.