Amanda Peterson whose claim to fame was the flick Can’t Buy Me Love was found dead in her home at the age of 43 while cause of death remains undetermined.
The famous cheerleader Cindy Mancini who pretends to fall in love with high school nerd played by Patrick Dempsey in 1987 flick Can’t Buy Me Love star, Amanda Peterson has been off the Hollywood charts for a long time now.
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Imagine the grief when it was reported that the once popular star passed away most recently. With unknown whereabouts since July 3rd, parents and family were concerned where Amanda was. She was later found at her home in an apartment complex in Greeley, Colorado, on 5 July.
The police are yet to confirm her cause of death. Her father accounted to TMZ that she has been medically unfit for the past two years suffering from conditions including Pneumonia, sinusitis and sleep apnea.
The actress’ medical condition has been deteriorating. Matters were made worse when her house was invested by moss and she had to move out. As of yet, no foul play is suspected in her death. The police will confirm the cause in a few more days.
Meanwhile, the actress would be handed back to her family after autopsy. She is survived by her husband David Hartley, and her two children including her parents.
The actress left Hollywood at the age of 23 after her a brief portfolio of movies including 1982’s Annie, 80’s films Explorers, The Lawless Land and Listen to Me, and TV shows A Year in the Life and Doogie Howser, MD.
Her final screen credit was the 1994 film Windrunner. Her most acknowledged work is still Can’t Buy Me Love alongside Patrick Dempsey who still has an active movie career in films such as Enchanted, Made of Honor and Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon.
The actress left to complete her education but reportedly lacked due to her health issues. She hoped to become a writer.
She had been divorced once before. She was remembered by her co-star from Annie, Meredith Salenger who posted a picture of the duo on Twitter with the caption; Rest in Peace my dear old friend. Amanda Peterson. I loved you. Amanda Peterson was just 43.
Cindy Mancini was my first crush. RIP Amanda Peterson.— Donald Faison (@donald_faison) July 6, 2015
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