James Dean's former high school in Indiana has partially collapsed.

A portion of Fairmount High School, which the tragic star graduated from in 1949, gave way in the early hours of Wednesday (03Jul13) and locals fear the school will continue to fall apart due to its age, despite recent efforts to preserve the piece of history.

The 115-year-old building, where the Rebel Without a Cause hunk caught the acting bug and performed in a handful of class plays, has been closed for 30 years.