Vine, HQ Trivia cofounder dead at 34

NEW YORK, US tech star Colin Kroll, who co founded Vine and popular gaming app HQ Trivia, was found dead Sunday in New York of an apparent drug overdose.

Police found Kroll, 34, unconscious and unresponsive in a bedroom of his

Manhattan apartment, a New York police spokesman told NBC television.

A drug overdose is the suspected cause of death, police said, and an

investigation is underway.

Kroll cofounded Vine, the popular shortform video service acquired in

2012 by Twitter that is now defunct.

In September, he was named the chief executive of HQ Trivia, a smartphone

based trivia platform.

HQ Trivia confirmed his death in a statement.

We learned today of the passing of our friend and founder, Colin Kroll,

and it's with deep sadness that we say goodbye, it said. Our thoughts go

out to his family, friends and loved ones during this incredibly difficult


HQ Trivia, launched in August 2017, was a blockbuster, hitting a March

milestone of two million concurrent players.

But by November, the number of users plunged from millions to hundreds of

thousands, according to tech news site Recode.

Time magazine said Kroll, who was reportedly fired from Twitter over poor

management behavior, was facing allegations he had acted inappropriately at

HQ Trivia.

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