Hollywood 2018: Colin Kroll, Founder of HQ Trivia Game, Dead at 35

Co-founder of the Vine video app and HQ Trivia game, Colin Kroll, was found dead in his Manhattan apartment early Sunday of an apparent drug overdose. He was 35.

New York Police Department officers responded at 12:18 a.m. Sunday, December 16, to a call by Kroll’s girlfriend, who was concerned about him. The police found him unresponsive in his SoHo residence and EMS staff pronounced him dead at the scene.

An NYPD rep said the department is awaiting results of the medical examiner’s report to determine cause of death but confirmed that drugs appeared to be involved. Police found Kroll’s body surrounded by drug paraphernalia, TMZ reported.

Kroll served as CEO of HQ Trivia, the company he co-founded with Rus Yusupov, which became a viral hit after launching in the summer of 2017 as a live-streaming game show that doles out real cash to player.