Star of ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’ found dead at 43, cause of death unknown

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An actress who was best known for her role in a 1987 romantic comedy has died.

Actress Amanda Peterson died on Friday, according to her mother.

“She died on Friday morning. It’s a big loss. Such a lovable person,” Sylvia Peterson told CNN. “She had some medical problems with her heart but we don’t know the cause yet.”

At this time, the family is waiting on autopsy results to determine Peterson’s cause of death.

She was just 43-years-old.

Peterson was best known for her role in “Can’t Buy Me Love,” where she starred alongside Patrick Dempsey.

After that, she had roles in the TV series’ “Father Murphy,” “Silver Spoons” and “Doogie Howser.”

She also worked alongside River Phoenix and Ethan Hawke in the 1985 movie “Explorers.”

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