Philip Seymour Hoffman's accused heroin dealer has insisted that he could have saved the actor as they were friends.
Junkie Robert Vineberg told New York Post that if he knew that the 46-year-old actor was in town, then he would have suggested an AA meting and that if he was with him, he wouldn't have died from overdose.
The 57-year-old, who claimed to have known the Capote star for about a year, said that the actor only injected while he snorted drugs.
Vineberg also denied that he had sold the 73 bags of heroin found in Hoffman's Greenwich Village apartment and declined to answer when he was asked if he had ever sold drugs to him.
He said that he and Hoffman talked about books and art and that the late actor was a great guy and loved his kids.
Vineberg insisted that he last saw Hoffman in October and the actor was high at that time and that their last contact came in December over e-mail and text, when the 46-year-old actor had left a voicemail saying that he was clean.
He added that they lost touch around end of the year and Hoffman's drug addiction relapsed.