Colin Kroll, CEO and Co-Founder of HQ Trivia, Dead of Apparent Overdose

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Colin Kroll, the co-founder and CEO of HQ Trivia, was discovered lifeless early Sunday morning in his Manhattan residence.

He was 35 years outdated.

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According to TMZ, Kroll’s girlfriend referred to as police and requested for somebody to verify on Kroll after she grew involved as a result of she couldn’t get in contact with him.

Cops then went to Kroll’s’s downtown Manhattan residence, entered… and found Kroll’s physique in his bed room. He was face down and there was drug paraphernalia close by.

It is believed that he died of an overdose.

At this level (earlier than any exams have been run, we ought to notice), regulation enforcement officers suppose Kroll handed away on account of a mix of cocaine and heroin.

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Kroll was named CEO of HQ Trivia in 2015.

A 12 months earlier, he was fired from Twitter after he was decided to be a “bad manager,” most notably as a result of feminine workers alleged his conduct made them uncomfortable.

However, no sexual harassment claims have been ever filed.

Kroll was additionally the co-founder of Vine and served because the General Manager of this firm/platform between 2013 and 2014.

Morever, he was the Chief Technology Officer for Jetsetter.

Prior to that function, Kroll labored because the Engineering Manager at Yahoo between 2007 to 2009.

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Here is the official NYPD assertion on the incident:

On Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 0018 hours, police responded to a 911 name for a wellness verify at 56 Spring Street inside the confines of the fifth Precinct.

Upon arrival, officers found a 35-year-old male unconscious and unresponsive in a bed room.

EMS responded and pronounced the person deceased on scene. The investigation is ongoing and the Medical Examiner will decide the trigger of loss of life.

HQ Trivia is a stay quiz app; it was launched in August of 2017 and was one of iPhone’s 10 most-downloaded apps in January of this 12 months.

At the second, nevertheless, it has fallen right down to someplace between 250 and 500.


Representatives for HQ Trivia weren’t instantly obtainable to remark.

Kroll doesn’t depart behind any children.

May he relaxation in peace.

We’ll replace this story with extra information because it breaks.

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