Can’t Buy Me Love Star Amanda Peterson Dies — Hollywood Reacts
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Can’t Buy Me Love Star Amanda Peterson Dies — Hollywood Reacts

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‘80s teen star Amanda Peterson — best known for Can’t Buy Me Love — is dead at age 43. According to the Associated Press, the actress was found dead on July 5 in her home in Greeley, Colorado.

 

In Can’t Buy Me Love, Amanda played Cindy, the cheerleader high-schooler Ronald (Patrick Dempsey) hired to be his girlfriend for a month.


She also had a lead role in the film Explorers opposite Ethan Hawke and River Phoenix. On TV, she starred in the highly-rated miniseries A Year in the Life and in the short-lived NBC drama Boone.

 

Amanda retired from acting in 1994. She was twice married and had two children with her second husband.


Hollywood has lit up social media with their condolences and remembrances regarding Amanda, and we’ve rounded up some of these tweets below.