Author and film producer Perry Moore died on Thursday after he was found unconscious in his New York City apartment, the Associated Press reported.

The 39-year-old Moore is the author of Hero, a book about a gay teenage superhero, and an executive producer of The Chronicles of Narnia films. Hero won a Lambda Literary Award best novel prize.

Police say Moore was found unconscious in the bathroom of his Greenwich Village apartment. He died later in hospital. Investigators say they do not suspect foul play.

Hunter Hill, Moore's live-in partner and co-director on the Sissy Spacek drama Lake City, found Moore's body at 9:30AM.

Moore's father, Bill Moore, told the New York Daily News that he was shocked.

“We're in shock,” Bill Moore said. “I spoke to my son the night before. He was in a great, great mood. No one was expecting this. We're so sad. He's been able to reach out and touch a lot of people.”

The city's medical examiner will determine the cause of death, police said.