The sentencing of a jazz musician who pleaded guilty to a drug charge in connection to Philip Seymour Hoffman's death has been postponed after he was hospitalised for a serious illness.

Robert Vineberg, also known by his stage name Robert Aaron, was one of four suspects taken into custody following a police raid in New York as part of an investigation into the Capote star's drug overdose death earlier this year (Feb14).

Cops allegedly found 300 bags of heroin in Vineberg's home, and in August (14) he took a plea deal offer of five years probation, 25 days of community service and agreed to take a drug treatment program.

He also agreed to forfeit the $1,284 (£755) which was seized during the raid on his apartment. If he violates the agreement he faces up to eight years in prison.

Vineberg was scheduled to return to a New York City court on Tuesday (14Oct14), but his sentencing has been adjourned to 14 November (14) in order to let him recuperate from a serious infection.

According to the New York Daily News, Vineberg, 58, is currently in a critical condition in the intensive care unit at Bellevue Hospital.