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HQ Trivia And Vine Co-Founder Colin Kroll Dead At 35

The co-founder of the popular mobile app HQ Trivia has been found dead in his New York apartment at the age of 35.

Colin Kroll's death is being investigated as a suspected drug overdose.

New York Police Department officers went to Colin Kroll's apartment in Manhattan to conduct a welfare check when they discovered his body along with drug paraphernalia nearby. He was pronounced 'dead on arrival'.

Colin Kroll co-founded the now-discontinued app Vine, and the hugely popular HQ Trivia, which Kroll was named chief executive of in September. 

Released in August 2017, HQ Trivia saw millions of players participate at no cost in live-streamed daily trivia games where they can win thousands of dollars. The quiz show has been guest-hosted by some big names, from Jimmy Kimmel to Gordon Ramsay and Kevin Hart.

Despite its hugely successful launch, the app has faded in popularity this year, dropping out of the App Store's list of top 100 apps. However, HQ Trivia still sees thousands of daily users.

Colin Kroll also co-founded the beloved-but-since-defunct video service Vine alongside Rus Yusupov, a six-second video streaming service that was bought out by Twitter in 2012 for $30m. However, in December 2016, Twitter announced they were discontinuing the app.

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