Philip Seymour Hoffman: Man arrested in connection with actor’s death was musician for Amy Winehouse, David Bowie, Mick Jagger
Saxophonist Robert Vineberg, 57, has performed with music's biggest stars
A man arrested in connection with the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman following his suspected drug overdose was a session musician who played for Amy Winehouse, David Bowie and Mick Jagger in the past.
Saxophonist Robert Vineberg, 57, performed on the late singer’s best-selling record Frank in 2003.
Vinberg lives in the same apartment building where Hoffman is believed to have bought drugs.
He was arrested alongside Thomas Cushman, 48, DJ Max Rosenblum, 22, Rosenblum’s art student girlfriend, Juliana Luchkiw, who is also 22, in connection with the 350 bags of drugs New York police are thought to have found in Hoffman’s flat.
Juliana Luchkiw and Rosenblum were charged with misdemeanor cocaine possession.
Vineberg has been charged with felony heroin possession with an intent to sell. Cushman is yet to be charged.
Authorities allege to have found about 350 packets of heroin, a bag of cocaine and about $1,200 in cash was found in Vineberg’s apartment.
Investigators have since determined that Hoffman made six ATM transactions, withdrawing a total of $1,200 inside a supermarket near his home the day before his death.
Hoffman was found dead on the floor of his bathroom in his Greenwich Village apartment on Sunday 2 February just after 12pm.
Yesterday, Hoffman’s autopsy results were ruled inconclusive by a New York medical examiner.
Further tests to determine the actor’s cause of death will be required.
A wake for the family and friends of the actor was held yesterday evening. His funeral is expected to take place later today.
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