‘Can’t Buy Me Love’ star Amanda Peterson, 43, dies in Greeley home


Amanda Peterson. Credit: TMZ and Touchstone Pictures

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GREELEY, Colo. — Amanda Peterson, the star of the 1980s movie “Can’t Buy Me Love,” died in her home in Greeley according to TMZ.

Peterson’s father told TMZ the family hadn’t heard from the 43-year-old since Friday, and they became concerned. Her body was found in her home Sunday.

He said officials don’t know her official cause of death, but she had an illness and sleep apnea.

She became famous playing Cindy Mancini opposite Patrick Dempsey in the 1987 romantic comedy. Amanda Peterson left the entertainment business in the mid-1990s and had lived in Colorado for years.

Movie poster. Credit: TMZ and Buena Vista Pictures
Movie poster. Credit: TMZ and Buena Vista Pictures

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