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Philip Seymour Hoffman

Accused Heroin Dealer

Connected to Other Celebs Who OD'd

2/17/2014 12:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The accused drug dealer who allegedly sold heroin to Philip Seymour Hoffman was like the grim reaper ... befriending at least 3 major celebs who all died from ODs.

Robert Vineberg was a well-known musician who surrounded himself with other artists ... and counted Hoffman, Amy Winehouse and famed NYC artist Jean-Michel Basquiat among his friends.

We're told ... Basquiat and Vineberg used A LOT of heroin during the 80s in Vineberg's apartment -- the same place Hoffman visited years later to allegedly score smack.  We're told Basquiat injected the heroin with a needle.  He died of a heroin OD in '88 ... after sinking into a deep depression over the death of his close friend Andy Warhol.

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Vineberg was close friends with Winehouse ... but there's no proof they did drugs together.  Winehouse died of acute alcohol poisoning in 2011 after years of abusing drugs.

As for Vineberg, he denies he sold PSH the heroin that killed him.

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sweetme0990    

I'm a big fan of psh,and Amy I know addiction is a battle addicts deal with every day.Rip to them both

145 days ago
2.

ASH    

If you take heroin, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK!

145 days ago
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shakedoggy    

he injected himself with propofol just like mycle jacksun. dr konrad murray shood b freed EMEEDIATELY!

145 days ago
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MrHarryBawls2016    

Philip Seymour Hoffman started getting into heroin after watching The Kardashians real-ality show. He saw no hope for humanity.

145 days ago
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INTHEZONE    

could he be a very very clever serial killer?

145 days ago
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billybob    

This mean mofo also killed Mr. Jimmy! And you know what:

He's been around for a long, long year
Stole many a mans soul and faith,
Hope you guess his name
But what's puzzling you
Is the nature of his game . . .

145 days ago
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INTHEZONE    

killing drug addicts will drugs
is the perfect crime!

145 days ago
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Doodlebug    

He should have sold to Kanye and Justin Bieber

145 days ago
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Star29    

At what point do we start to blame the people using the drugs gezzz. everyone knows drugs kill, especially heroin

145 days ago
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Doodlebug    

If you don't want to die then don't poison your body with drugs

145 days ago
11.

HumanNature    

SMOKING KUSH IS "BETTER"!!!!

145 days ago
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Hamburglar    

Sticking needles filled with Heroin into your body
is like playing Russian roulette
OD is just a matter of time
everyone knows that

145 days ago
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joclo    

Nobody gives a EFF!! If you do drugs and you die it's your EFFIN fault !! Not the person who gave it to you!! Duh ??! He knows he could die it's his EFFIN decision... STFU AND GTFOHWTBS people

145 days ago
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Rachael    

They were all junkies. Nothing special, just people who threw away privilege. If they didn't all have so many arse kissers, maybe some of them would've got some help.

145 days ago
15.

Franc    

Probably Heath Ledger too. Stars need to nail this creep. He was taking our best people out of circulation. Why wasn't he in jail?

145 days ago
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