Perry Moore, the executive producer of the "Chronicles of Narnia" films, was found dead in his New York City apartment of an apparent overdose, the New York Daily News reported.
Moore, 39, was found unconscious in the bathroom of his Soho apartment at about 9:30 a.m. Thursday by his partner, Hunter Hill, the newspaper said, citing unnamed sources.
Police confirmed to TheWrap that responders went Thursday morning to the apartment of William Moore (apparently Moore's legal name) and found him unconscious, and that he was later declared dead.
Police said his cause of death has not been determined, but the Daily News cited sources who said it appeared to be an Oxycontin overdose.
"We're in shock," the producer's father, Bill Moore, told the paper. He said he had spoken to his son he night before. "He was in a great, great mood. ... No one was expecting this."
The three "Narnia" films have earned more than $1.5 billion worldwide, according to Box Office Mojo.
Moore and Hill also wrote and directed "Lake City," starring Sissy Spacek and Rebecca Romijn. Moore also wrote the novel "Hero," about a young gay superhero.
Moore grew up in Virginia Beach, Va., majored in English at the University of Virginia, and served as a White House intern for President Clinton, according to his website. He later worked in talent and development at MTV and VH1 and for "The Rosie O'Donnell Show."
He also worked for the late Ted Demme and for producer Joel Stillerman before joining Walden Media, where he helped land the rights to C.S. Lewis' "Narnia" books.