Colin Kroll, co-founder of HQ Trivia and Vine, dies at 34 from suspected OD
Remember Vine? Twitter launched the Vine app in January 2013, and it allowed subscribers to share 6-second videos on Vine's platform. Users could also post their Vine videos on Twitter and Facebook. Even though the app had 200 million members by December 2015, by January of 2017 the app was shut down and archived by Twitter. Previously recorded Vine videos can still be viewed on the internet. One of the co-founders of Vine, Colin Kroll, went on to be the co-founder of HQ Trivia. That is the app that offers multiple trivia contests daily, paying off winners with cash.
Today, we have some sad news to report. The New York Post says that Kroll has died at the age of 34. Police suspect that the app developer passed away from a drug overdose. Heroin was allegedly found at the scene, along with bags of white powder. Police found his body just after midnight Sunday morning after Kroll's girlfriend had requested a welfare check.
After selling Vine to Twitter, Kroll stayed on as General Manager of Vine until April 2014. Twitter let him go for being a "bad manager" although there was talk that he sexually harassed female employees. Kroll surfaced again this past September when he was named CEO of HQ Trivia.