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Patrick Dempsey posts touching tribute for co-star Amanda Peterson

2015-07-09 18:00

Los Angeles - Patrick Dempsey has paid tribute to his late co-star Amanda Peterson.

The 49-year-old actor, who starred opposite the actress in the 1987 romantic comedy Can't Buy Me Love, will always remember her as "vibrant and young".

In a touching post on Twitter, the former Grey's Anatomy star wrote:

The 43-year-old actress was found dead at her Colorado home by the local police department on Sunday  after family members expressed concern for her welfare.

A cause of death has yet to be determined, but Amanda's father previously admitted "she had some illness and a sleep apnea problem that may have contributed."

He added that she had other illnesses "including pneumonia and sinusitis [a common condition in which the lining of the sinuses becomes inflamed]".

Amanda quit acting after starring in the fantasy family film Windrunner in 1994 in favour of moving to Colorado, while Patrick went on to enjoy success in Grey's Anatomy before his character was dramatically killed off earlier this year.

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