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Perry Moore, Gay Film Exec Behind Narnia Found Dead At Home In Apparent Overdose

Perry Moore, the executive producer of The Chronicles of Narnia, and the author of gay superhero book Hero, was pronounced dead after his body was found unconscious in his New York City apartment. He was 39. Moore, who wrote Hero after seeing Marvel kill off the gay character Northstar in 2005, reportedly died of a OxyContin overdose. Narnia, with total receipts of $1.5 billion, is ranked the 16th highest-grossing film series ever. Moore was found by his partner Hunter Hill in their bathroom.

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13 Comments

  • Mike in London UK

    If the Westboro mob turn up to this, can we have them fed to Aslan?

    Seriously, that must have been terrible for his partner to find, and he has my sincere condolences.

  • ArcDeTriumphh

    Never mind Westboro. Perry Moore was openly devotedly Christian (hence the connection to the Narnia work) and gay. And with the Irish surname Moore, yet! Gays will probably protest at his funeral.

  • Natalie

    How very sad…definitely too young to go! RIP

  • Joseph

    I’m so sad! I loved hero. R.I.P Perry Moore

  • BenFrankly

    How completely sad and tragic. Rich, good looking successful and dead because of a stupid drug. Why is it that these people with everything to live for end up dying over nothing.

  • Soupy

    I recently lost a good friend to an overdose. He was bright, funny, great looking. It was a huge shock. It torments me not knowing if it was an accident or intentional.

  • Brandon

    @Soupy: It was accidental. Moore suffered from chronic back pain for years.

  • thematics

    @Brandon:
    How do you know it was accidental?
    I’m not arguing the point, but without additional information, it’s well known that OxyContin is highly addictive and has a narrow therapeutic window [the gap between being effective and being fatal].
    It’s typically very closely monitored but it’s a drug widely available on the street.

    Chronic-pain patients very ofen become very desperate and despondent, due to the pain — no matter how well the rest of their life may be going.

    My sympathies to his partner, family and friends.

  • Adam

    This makes me very very sad. I loved Hero, and I loved The Chronicles of Narnia. He will be greatly missed.

  • GaryG

    Wow, this really is a very sad thing to hear. His book was such a wonderful piece of work that made me experience a range of emotions, and also made me look forward to reading much more from him. Just a tragic loss

  • Ryan G

    This so sad. My partner lives with chronic neck and back pain for the last decade or so.. We tried spinal fusion surgeries, and other procedures without success. After many years of unbelievable pain, we found a terrific pain management physician. So, I’ve seen the impact of chronic and severe pain to my partner

    If Oxycontin is being used for pain management for severe and intolerable pain, it isn’t extremely addictive. My partner has been taking it for 4 years, and he isn’t addicted to the medication. This medication allows him to enjoy his live, and he isn’t over-medicated due to the medication. However, a person taking Oxycontin must constantly meet with his physician due to the underlying condition and the nature of the medication.

    From my perspective, this situation should never happen. His doctor should have been completely in control of his prescription usage. My partner’s physician frequently requests to inspect bottles of medication to confirm he is complying with his prescription. Every so often, he request lab work to confirm the level of medication in the blood stream, and to confirm the impact to his health. I think any responsible physician should handle pain management in this manner.

    So, I hate reading such sad and uninformed comments. This situation should have been avoided, and his physician should have been tracking his usage of medication.

  • Steve-O

    RIP Perry….Hero was a great book that brought a smile to my face!

  • MollyRockett

    Oh wow, how horrible! His partner found him to, oh my god what tradgedy. I absolutely loved this guy’s book, it was so, so, inspiring to me. I am so sad to hear he passed on. =(

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