Narnia Producer dies at 39

Posted on February 18, 2011

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By: Kabeer Mahajan

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Perry Moore, Executive producer of the Narnia films died, aged 39 in New York last week. He authored an illustrated book on the first part of the franchise the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Moore had also authored another book, Hero in 2007 centred on a gay teenager with supernatural powers. The novel won the Lambda Literary Award for best novel for young gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender children or adults.

An initial autopsy to determine the filmmaker’s cause of death proved inconclusive, although reports suggest the 39 year old died from an accidental overdose of painkiller OxyContin, according to the New York Daily News.

He directed a 2008 drama with Sissy Spacek called “Lake City” and co-directed a documentary about children’s book author Maurice Sendak with Hunter Hill and Spike Jonze. He scored a “Sexy Man of the Week” rating by People Magazine in 2007.

Rebecca Romijn, who starred in the movie Lake City says, “I will miss him tremendously and will mourn the fact that my daughters will not get to grow up knowing their Uncle Perry.”

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