Can’t Buy Me Love was one of my favorite movies from the late ’80s, and Cindy Mancini was every ’80s boy’s crush. That’s what makes this then and now video about the cast of Can’t Buy Me Love so sad. The rest of the cast of the movie look great after 35 years, but sadly Amanda Peterson, who played Mancini, passed away way too soon in 2015 from an accidental drug overdose.
An autopsy to determine the cause of Peterson’s death was scheduled by the Weld County coroner for July 6 and the results of the autopsy and toxicology tests were released on September 2, 2015. The medical examiner determined that Peterson died of an accidental drug overdose. According to the coroner’s report, Peterson had undergone a hysterectomy shortly before her death and was prescribed Gabapentin for post-surgical pain management. She was taking morphine at the time of her death; according to the report, she obtained the drug from a friend a week before she died. The coroner’s report concluded Peterson experienced a “morphine effect” that triggered respiratory failure leading to her death. Peterson was later cremated.via Wikipedia
Enjoy this look at what the cast of Can’t Buy Me Love have been up to 35 years later!