Brent Shapiro: Robert Shapiro’s Son

July 15, 2010

Robert Shapiro’s son Brent Shapiro may have passed away, but his life lives on through his father notorious attorney during the OJ Simpson trial and now Lindsay Lohan’s lawyer. In memory of his son, Robert started the Brent Shapiro Foundation that helps support those in need of drug and alcohol addiction treatment. Read more about the foundation here and how Lindsay Lohan is utilizing Robert’s services.

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Brent Shapiro, Robert Shapiro’s son passed away in 2005 from an accidental overdose of Ecstasy. He had attended a party following a USC-Arizona football game and indulged in beer and Ecstasy which later resulted in his death. After he was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, he was pronounced dead the next day. According to his biography, he was a student at USC studying music and eventually planned on attending law school, following the foot steps of his father.

However, he had a troubling past with drugs and alcohol which led him to hole up in a rehab center for drug and alcohol abuse. He had been clean for 18 months until he relapsed that fateful night of October 8th, 2005.

The Brent Shapiro Foundation for Drug Awareness was created following the death of the 25-year-old USC senior. According to a write-up on the foundation’s purpose, “the first is to raise awareness of the disease, both for children and their parents. The second is to support new and extensive research, in the hopes of identifying a genetic basis for this disease and developing methods of early identification, prevention and treatment. Finally, the Brent Shapiro Foundation hopes to take away the stigma of this disease by creating honest discussions around the country, and educating people that this disease should be treated no differently than any other. It is our belief that the solution, the answer, and the possible cure lies in a new and different approach.”

Just days before Lindsay Lohan is set to report to jail to serve her 90 day sentence, her new lawyer Robert Shapiro has convinced the young troubled starlet to enter into a rehab facility in LA in hopes of nixing her jail sentence. Michael Lohan commented on the latest via his attorney Lisa Bloom, “For months, we have been begging Lindsay to enter rehab, for her own health, and to avoid incarceration. We are pleased that at last she appears to have done so. As we have written in several letters to the Court, Lindsay belongs in rehab, not in jail. We hope that Lindsay gets off all prescription medication as well as any other substances that may be damaging her. Michael Lohan is willing to attend any family therapy with Lindsay and other family members in an effort to help her fully heal. Michael loves his daughter unconditionally. He wants her to live. He stands ready, willing and able to help her in any way he can.”

Perhaps hiring on Robert was the perfect solution to all this madness. Here’s hoping that the death of Brent Shapiro, Robert Shapiro’s son has been used as an example to convince Lindsay to choose life before death chooses her.

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6 Responses to “Brent Shapiro: Robert Shapiro’s Son”

  1. 1
    Miva Says:

    I hope so too!

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    Stacy Says:

    Wow that’s a sad story. Let’s hope Lilo can make a good ending!

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    Rachelle Says:

    So sad about Brett hopefully things will turn out different for Robert & Lyndsay.

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    Joan Says:

    Man, hopefully rehab can help… most celebs seem like they only do it to avoid consequences.

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    Jeanette Says:

    I don’t even know if rehab will help Linds. I suppose we’ll find out…

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    Sandy Says:

    Wowsers! Only time will tell!