"Can't Buy Me Love" star Amanda Peterson's cause of death was accidental acute morphine toxicity, the Weld County, Colorado coroner's office told People magazine. Peterson died at 43 on July 3rd, 2015, and was found in her home on July 5th. Peterson had not acted since 1994, when she appeared in Windrunners, but none of her roles were as well-known as Cindy in 1987's Can't Buy Me Love, opposite Patrick Dempsey.
Amanda Peterson..."The Can’t Buy Me Love actress suffered from an accidental drug overdose on July 5. She was 43 at the time of her death. "I just think she was a precious person and it's a big loss,” Peterson’s mother, Sylvia, told Us."...Absolutely loved her in this movie!
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