In a shocking turn of events, Perry Moore, producer behind The Chronicles of Narnia trilogy, was found dead on the floor of his apartment bathroom Thursday morning. A cause of death hasn't been confirmed at this time, but it is being reported that the 39 year-old passed away from an apparent Oxycontin overdose.
Hunter Hill, Perry Moore's live-in partner and co-director on their Sissy Spacek drama Lake City, found the body at 9:30 a.m. inside their shared W. Houston St. home. The news came as a surprise to everyone in the family.
Bill Hill, father of Perry Moore, spoke out on the incident yesterday, saying, "We're in shock. I spoke to my son the night before. He was in a great, great mood. No one was expecting this. We're so sad. He's been able to reach out and touch a lot of people."
Perry Moore was announced dead shortly after responders arrived at the scene. The producer leaves behind a legacy that includes his directorial debut Lake City, about a mother and son who reunite under shady circumstances after years apart, and The Chronicles of Narnia trilogy, which has grossed over $1.5 billion worldwide and is the sixteenth highest-grossing film franchise of all time. Moore also wrote the novel 'Hero' in 2007, which chronicled the adventures of the first gay teenage superhero. His last film was The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of The Dawn Treader, which opened late last year.