Amanda-Peterson-Obituary

Amanda Peterson

1971 - 2015 (Age 43)

Obituary

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Amanda Peterson, best known for her role in the 1987 romantic comedy "Can't Buy Me Love," has died. She was 43.

Sgt. Mike Moran with the Greeley, Colorado, police department says Peterson was found dead at an apartment complex Sunday. She was alone, and an investigation into her death is ongoing. No other information was released.

Peterson began her film career when she was 9 in the 1982 adaptation of the play "Annie," directed by John Huston.

The Greeley native appeared in numerous movies and TV shows over the next decade. Her biggest role was playing opposite Patrick Dempsey in "Can't Buy Me Love."

She played cheerleader Cindy Mancini, whom Dempsey's character paid to pose as his girlfriend.

Peterson appeared in her last film, "Windrunner," in 1994.


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One of the best 80's movies ever. I miss those days and she helped in making it the time of my life. I had no idea she was gone. Watching Can't Buy me Love now with my daughter. R.I.P. Ms Peterson.

I loved watching you when i was younger. So beautiful and full of life. So sadto hear of your passing. #forevercindymancini

Gone far to soon.... RIP

So so sad. Hope her family is healing.

You are missed

YOUR WERE MY IDOL AS A KID.I WANTED TO BE U SO BADLY. I LOVED YOUR STYLE AND YOUR CUTSEY DIMPLES. RIP MANDY....

Rest in peace Amanda,just watched your movie "Can't buy me love". Love

Your beautiful spirit lives on through your acting talent and love that you shared openly to the world. Rest in peace.

Rest in peace Amanda!