Amanda Peterson, 'Can't Buy Me Love' Star Dies at 43
July 6, 2015
Amanda Peterson -- star of the flick "Can't Buy Me Love" -- has died at her home in Greeley, Colorado ... TMZ has learned.
We spoke with Peterson's father who tells us ... the family hadn't heard from 43-year-old Amanda since July 3rd and became concerned. Her body was finally discovered in her home on July 5.
As for cause of death, Peterson's father tells us they don't know the official cause of death -- but notes, "She had some illness and a sleep apnea problem that may have contributed."
Peterson became a superstar playing Cindy Mancini opposite Patrick Dempsey in the 1987 romantic comedy ... but she left the entertainment industry altogether in 1994 and has been living in Colorado for years.
Born: 7/8/1971, Greeley, Colorado, U.S.A.
Died: 7/4/2015, Greeley, Colorado, U.S.A.
Amanda Peterson’s western – actress:
Father Murphy (TV) – 1982 (Elizabeth)