Hero no Moore

It took me a while to sit down and think about how I would approach this. Perry Moore, author of the acclaimed book Hero, died February 17th, 2011 at his home after overdosing on OxyContin.

He was gay and inspirational and 39. The exact cause of death has not been determined.  His overdose makes me ackowledge that those who are heroes to others may themselves not have heroes at all.

He took character Thom Creed from Hero and made me, even at the ripe age of 27, remember what it was like to be in the closet and yearn for that hero in myself to come out. Even heroes need heroes, comic or not, to look up to, to emulate.

He was gay and inspirational and 39. Perry Moore was a Hero.

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