Yet another iconic figure of entertainment has passed. Author and executive producer of The Chronicles Of Narnia film franchise mogul, Perry Moore.
Police discovered 39-year-old Moore this past Thursday morning in his New York City apartment. Cause of death has yet to be determined, but Moore’s body is expected to undergo an autopsy in the next coming of days. Sources are citing Moore’s death as an apparent overdose of the powerful drug OxyContin, but there is no proof of that presently. His body was found by his partner, Hunter Hill.
“We’re in shock,” his father, Bill Moore, stated. “He was in a great, great mood. No one was expecting this.”
Moore, who worked at production company Walden Media, spent years trying to secure the movie rights to the seven C.S. Lewis books in the Narnia series before getting the green light in 2001. Three films have been released, earning more than $1.5 billion at the box office. The franchise is the 16th highest-grossing film series of all time.
Moore also co-wrote and co-directed the 2008 Sissy Spacek film Lake City with Hill.