TMZ reports that Amanda Peterson, 'Can't Buy Me Love' star, died from an overdose.
"According to the Weld County Coroner in Colorado, Peterson had a variety of prescription drugs in her system, including benzodizepines (anti-anxiety meds), opiates and phenothiazines (an anti-psychotic medication). She also had marijuana in her system," said the report, also relaying that she was likely to use opiates.
— Variety (@Variety) September 2, 2015
Us Weekly also reports that back in 2012, she was under arrest for a narcotics-related incident.
— E! Online (@eonline) September 3, 2015
As of now, Patrick Dempsey, her co-star, has yet to say anything on the subject. When her death was announced, he posted this:
In my memory, she will always be vibrant and young. Gone too soon. Sending my thoughts and prayers to Amanda's family.
— Patrick Dempsey (@PatrickDempsey) July 7, 2015
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