In Feb 2021, OWN TV host Dr. Laura Berman lost her 16-year-old son to an accidental overdose of Xanax, and her pain was equally shared by her husband Samuel Chapman.
Reportedly, their son took his last breath at their family home in Santa Monica, California. According to Laura, a drug dealer connected with him on Snapchat and gave him fentinyl (sic) laced Xanax and he overdosed in his room. Also, expressing their grief Samuel provided a statement, “Our son Sammy was a beautiful soul who left us way too soon. Our hearts are broken for ourselves and for all the other children that are suffering during this pandemic.”
Let’s take a time out to learn all about the victim’s father Samuel Chapman over this wiki.
Samuel Chapman Age, Birthday, Zodiac
Samuel Chapman was born on July 2, 1964. That made him 56 years of age as he lost his son in 2021.
Also, Samuel is 5 years older than his wife Laura.
As per his birthday, Samuel is of the Cancer zodiac.
Samuel Chapman Wiki — Family, Hometown, Education
Not much was shared about Samuel Chapman’s family. However, we have established a few names linked to Samuel — Cynthia Bunch, Laura Berman, Holly Oddo, Andrew Chapman, and Henri Schkud.
Before 2021, Samuel has lived in Santa Monica CA, Chicago IL, and Los Angeles CA. The latter one could be his hometown.
In light of his education, Samuel studied political science at Dalton School from 1979 to 1985. At the same time, he enrolled at Williams College for his political science bachelor’s degree and graduated in 1986.
As for his hobbies, Samuel loved traveling and playing Rugby. He even joined the Rugby team at Williams College.
Height, Weight, Distinct Features
Samuel Chapman stands tall at a height of over 5 feet 10 inches (177 cm) and weighs under 82 kg (180 lbs).
Mentioning his distinct features, Samuel is a chubby man with brown eyes and dark hair.
Social Media Reach: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter
As of Feb 2021, Samuel wasn’t found over social media.
However, he was featured a few times over Laura’s socials. She then had 30.8K followers over Instagram, 72.5K followers over Twitter, and 34K followers over Facebook.
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Samuel Chapman Net Worth, Job, Career
Samuel Chapman’s net worth was over $3 million in 2021. Given the jobs, he ventured upon, it’s no wonder that Samuel’s worth was in millions.
In 2021, Samuel was serving as president of Berman Institute LLC for over 5 years. Also, he was an active member of the YPO-WPO for over 22 years then.
Before that, Samuel worked as president of Parson Capital Corporation for over 27 years. Furthermore, he was also the CEO of Empower Public Relations for almost 10 years.
Samuel started his career working as an “Investment Banker, Mergers & Acquisitions” at Dillon Read and Lehman Brothers in the mid-1980s. Then he co-founded a finance and accounting consulting service in Chicago, IL called Parson Consulting in Jan 1995. He left the company in Jan 2002.
Samuel Chapman & Laura Berman: Wedding, Son, Kids
Samuel Chapman might be the luckiest guy, in the sense that he married the sex educator and relationship therapist Laura Berman. The duo celebrated their 18th wedding anniversary in August 2020.
Unfortunately, a tragedy befell upon the couple as their middle son Samuel Berman Chapman died to overdose. On Feb 8, 2021, a day after Sam’s death, Laura took it to her IG to share the news about Samuel’s death and cause. A part of which wrote, “Experimentation gone bad.”
Also, Laura shared that her son Samuel was a “straight-A student” who was “getting ready for college.”
Apart from Sam, Samuel and Laura share two other kids named Ethan Chapman (born 1999) and Jackson Chapman (born 2005).
Trivia: The eldest son, Ethan celebrate his birthday on November 25 and appeared a few times on Laura’s IG. Find him over Insta @ethanchapman15.
A little info on Samuel’s wife, Laura Berman: She is a leading love, relationship expert, and sex therapist popular for her appearance on The Dr. Oz Show. Also, she is NYT bestselling author and had her podcast called “Language of Love”. Furthermore, she released her brand of sex toys.
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Last modified: February 9, 2021