Robert Vineberg, who is currently charged with heroin possession with the intent to sell, was also friendly with artist Jean-Michel Basquiat before he died of an overdose in 1988!
Basquiat was a good friend of fellow artist Andy Warhol and is best known for his paintings that focused on social commentary and class struggle.
Sources say Robert and Jean-Michel actually used to shoot up inside the alleged dealer's apartment - the same apartment that Philip Seymour Hoffman allegedly visited to score drugs.
Robert, a well-known jazz saxophonist who has worked with several top musical acts, worked with Amy Winehouse on her 2003 album Frank.
Whether Robert ever used drugs with Amy is unknown. The British singer tragically passed away from alcohol poisoning in 2011.
Heroin is a horrible, horrible thing. We’re still so sad to see it take another life.
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