Colin Kroll, co-founder of HQ Trivia and Vine, dies at 34 from suspected OD

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.

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8 Comments

1. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Wow. So young! Dont know who he is, but still such a sad way to go.

2. whatev

Posts: 2087; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Why do millionaires have to use drugs? They have everything they want, isn’t that enough to be happy without using those things?

3. JMartin22

Posts: 2311; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Because of the stress and weight that comes with the responsibility of generating that kind of capital. You’re not just beholden to yourself, you’re also to other people; employees, clients, partners etc. It’s a risky business. Drugs is often a couping mechanism that helps dull or eliminate that stress. But then they become dependent upon it to deal with persistent problems in life.

4. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 601; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

How do you know they have everything they want? Not everything a person can want can be bought.

5. JMartin22

Posts: 2311; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

I’ll also say, being wealthy is never usually easy, unless you just inherited that with without merit or expectations to make something of it.

6. josephnero

Posts: 773; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Call me whatever you want but I never feel sad for anyone passing from drug and alcohol overdose

7. Foxgabanna

Posts: 572; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

Me either Fark em with a big black block for all I care.

8. mootu

Posts: 1334; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

Same here, they make a choice and a lot of them pay the ultimate price. It was still what they decicided upon at the end of the day. Zero sympathy here.

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