HQ Trivia, Vine co-founder Colin Kroll is dead at 35

connectVideoHQ Trivia and Vine co-founder dead of apparent drug overdose

Colin Kroll, the co-founder of the popular “HQ Trivia game” and the “Vine” video app, was found dead in his apartment in New York City on Sunday.

Kroll’s friend asked the New York Police Department to check on him, after they failed to get in touch with the tech college, according to TMZ. Officers found him unconscious and unresponsive on his bed.

In the booming business of HQ Trivia

His body was reportedly found with “drug paraphernalia” in his downtown Manhattan apartment. The medical examiner’s office was working to determine the cause of death.

In recent years, Kroll was appointed CEO of HQ. The game live-streams short trivia contests, and quickly became popular after it was released in 2017.

Company staff confirmed Kroll’s passing on Twitter Sunday, writing that their “thoughts go out to his family, friends and loved ones during this incredibly difficult time.”

Kroll also co-founder of Vine, a now defunct app that allowed users to create, post and share six-second videos. His LinkedIn profile also stated he worked on Twitter and Yahoo.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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