(Amanda Blake) was diagnosed as having AIDS. It is unknown how she contracted the disease but is believed to have contracted it from her fifth husband (Mark Spaeth), a reported bisexual. He had died from the disease shortly after their marriage. She died in Sacramento, California on August 16, 1989. Cause of death is listed as cardio-pulmonary arrest due to liver failure and CMV Hepatitis, a result of having AIDS. Initial reports of her death did not mention AIDS but were later amended to include the information. She died at the age of 60.