Sarah Michelle Gellar, Lance Bass and Scott Foley are among the Hollywood stars who have taken to Twitter to express their condolences for Amanda Peterson, the 43-year-old actress who was found dead in her Colorado home on Sunday.
Peterson is best known for starring as Cindy Mancini alongside Patrick Dempsey in the 1987 film, “Can’t Buy Me Love.” Dempsey’s character pays Mancini, a cheerleader, to pose as his girlfriend so he could climb the social ladder at his Arizona high school.
Gellar, an actress best known for playing “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” for seven seasons, said she “used to want to be” Peterson when she was growing up.
Peterson’s cause of death was not immediately known. But Peterson had been missing since July 3, and her father speculated about preexisting medical conditions as possible factors in her death.
Take a look at Hollywood’s heartfelt reactions to Peterson’s death below.
— Sarah Michelle (@SarahMGellar) July 7, 2015
RIP Amanda Peterson. The teen in me is heartbroken.
— scott foley (@scottkfoley) July 7, 2015
Cindy Mancini was my first crush. RIP Amanda Peterson.
Rest in Peace my dear old friend. Amanda Peterson. I loved you. pic.twitter.com/0oZj8xvaGg
— Meredith Salenger (@MeredthSalenger) July 7, 2015
— Michael Rosenbaum (@mrosenbaum711) July 7, 2015