Nearly two months after Amanda Peterson's sudden passing, the actress' cause of death has been revealed.
The Can't Buy Me Love star died of acute morphine toxicity at age 43 on July 5, Colorado's Weld County Coroner's Office said in a statement to People on Wednesday, Sept. 2.
One of Amanda's recent mugshots. (Photo Credit: Splash)
According to a coroner's report obtained by TMZ, Amanda — who was found dead in her Colorado home — passed away from an accidental prescription drug overdose.
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At the time of her death, sources told the entertainment news outlet the star had suffered from multiple illnesses over the past few years, including pneumonia, sinusitis and sleep apnea. Throughout the past 15 years, Amanda was arrested four times; she spent three months in jail in 2005 and was arrested in May 2012 for DUI and possession of narcotic equipment.
Amanda and Patrick Dempsey in Can't Buy Me Love. (Photo Credit: R/R)
Amanda — who is survived by her second husband, David Hartley, and her two children — was most known for starring in 1982's Annie and in the 1987 teen romantic comedy Can't Buy Me Love, alongside Patrick Dempsey.
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