This Could Happen to You

Actors Shane Bitney Crone and Tom Bridegroom lived together in Los Angeles, where they had been lovers for six years. In 2010, Tom gave Shane a promise ring, and the two planned to marry when they legally could do so in California.

On May 7 of last year, Tom, doing a model photo shoot on the roof of a building in Silver Lake, slipped and fell to his death.

In the video below, Shane shares the story of their relationship, their painful separation, and what he learned in the tragic process.