Patrick Dempsey Mourns Late 'Can’t Buy Me Love' Co-Star Amanda Peterson

Can't Buy Me Love Still - H 2015
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Can't Buy Me Love Still - H 2015

The actor, who wooed the late actress in their 1987 hit, paid tribute to his former co-star.

Ronald Miller has said goodbye to his cheerleader sweetheart.

Patrick Dempsey took to Twitter on Tuesday afternoon to pay respects to his former Can’t Buy Me Love co-star Amanda Peterson, who passed away suddenly over the holiday weekend.

Can’t Buy Me Love, a teen comedy about a nerd, Ronald Miller (Dempsey), who attempts to pay head cheerleader Cindy Mancini (Peterson) to be his girlfriend, helped launch the careers of both Dempsey and Peterson. While Dempsey became Grey’s Anatomy’s McDreamy, Peterson chose to step away from the film industry in her later years and had moved to Colorado.

Peterson was found Sunday in her Greeley, Colo., home. The cause of death is unknown. She was 43.