Former Starke County Man Dies after Fall from Building

Tom Bridegroom

A young man who left home to follow his dreams of a career in Hollywood is dead after falling from a roof while taking photos of a model. Tom Bridegroom was a talented musician and actor who had appeared briefly in a T.V. series.

The fall was from the fourth story of the building.

Bridegroom was originally from Starke County, but had graduated from Culver Academy in 2000. After graduation from Vassar College, he headed west.

He is the son of Martha and Norman Bridegroom. His mother is reportedly on the west coast arranging to bring the body back to Indiana for services and burial.