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Philip Seymour Hoffman’s accused drug dealer connected to other celebrity deaths

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It has only been two weeks since the tragic and untimely death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman by heroin overdose. According to the New York Daily News on Feb. 17, the man accused of selling Hoffman the fatal dose of heroin has been linked to other celebrity deaths.

Jazz musician Robert Vineberg is the man accused of selling heroin to Hoffman. He has also been involved with two other celebrities who used heroin: Jazz singer Amy Winehouse and New York City artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Winehouse died in 2011; Basquiat in 1988. (Amy Winehouse’s death was officially attributed to an alcohol overdose.)

Vineberg has been charged with heroin possession with intent to sell in connection with Hoffman’s death. He denies all charges. People who know him feel he was just a musician who dealt heroin on the side when he needed cash. Vineberg played saxophone on one of Amy Winehouse’s albums and supposedly fought his own addiction to heroin. Philip Seymour Hoffman’s phone number was found on his cell phone.

He said he hasn't seen Hoffman since November," Vineberg's stepdaughter said on the day of her stepfather's Feb. 5 indictment. "He was very upset. He said, 'I wish he would have called me because I could have made sure if he was going to do something, someone was going to be there and he was going to be OK,' " Christina Soto said at the time.

Philip Seymour Hoffman was found in his apartment, Feb. 2, with a needle still in his arm, dead from an apparent overdose. Multiple bags of narcotics were recovered from his apartment.

QUOTE SOURCE: NY Daily News

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