Well, this was a long time coming!
A source close to the situation confided:
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The tragic death of Philip Seymour Hoffman is still under investigation…
Which is prompting one of the alleged heroin dealers who was arrested following the actor's passing to speak out.
Robert Vineberg, reaching press from Rikers Island where he is currently being held on felony drug possession charges, is now confessing that he and the late actor were friends who bonded over their mutual struggles with drug addiction!
On top of that, Robert is revealing that he believes he's been made a "scapegoat" in the case that's yet to be cracked involving his "friend."
"He was my friend. I could have saved him. If I knew he was in town, I would've said 'Hey, let's make an AA meeting.' If I was with him, it wouldn't have happened. Not under my guard."
Even worse, the reported confidant of Philip said the Hunger Games star left him a promising voicemail around the holidays, speaking about sobriety:
"He left me a voicemail in December saying, 'I'm clean.' We'd text back and forth, 'Oh, I got one day on you!' 'No I've got one day on you.'"
It's heartbreaking to think this amazingly talented movie star was on the mend.
Our thoughts are continually with everyone affected by Philip's passing.
P.S. CLICK HERE to learn five crucial pieces of information that link Robert to PSH's passing.