Perry Moore, the co-producer of "The Chronicles of Narnia," was found dead in his New York City apartment on Thursday at the far-too young age of 39. Found on his bathroom floor by his partner Hunter Hill, it's being reported Moore may have had an accidental overdose on the painkiller OxyContin, having suffered serious and chronic back pain for years, although the initial autopsy is still inconclusive.
Moore also recently wrote, produced and co-directed the independent film Lake City with Sissy Spacek and Troy Garrity, along with Hunter Hill. Moore also wrote "Hero," a book about a gay superhero, as well as an illustrated book about the making of The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.
His father Bill Moore said that the night before the producer died, he had an hour-long conversation with his mom, as he waited at the airport for a flight to New York. He had gotten all the good news he could possibly get. Moore told his family he'd secured financing for another Narnia movie, "The Magician's Nephew." He was also working with Starz, a cable-movie company, to adapt his novel, "Hero," and he was preparing to meet with actress Julianne Moore on another project.
The New York Daily News secured quotes from many of Moore's close friends, family and business associates including "Narnia" co-producer Marc Johnson, which you can read here.