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:
"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.