By Melanie Grayce West and Zolan Kanno-Youngs
NEW YORK — The co-founder of the popular HQ Trivia web app was found dead of an apparent drug overdose Sunday morning in his Manhattan apartment, authorities said.
Police found Colin Kroll “unconscious and unresponsive” in his bedroom, according to a law enforcement official. According to his LinkedIn profile, Kroll was also the chief executive of the company.
Police were called to check on Kroll, who they said was 34 years old, at his apartment just after midnight, an official said. He was pronounced dead at 12:18 a.m. While the city’s medical examiner hasn’t determined an official cause of his death, officers found cocaine and heroin near Kroll’s body, leading them to believe he died of a drug overdose.
Kroll’s HQ Trivia launched in August 2017, quickly becoming a pastime for thousands of people who sought to win cash for correctly answering trivia questions. Before HQ Trivia, Kroll founded Vine, a video app, which was sold to Twitter /zigman2/quotes/203180645/composite TWTR -1.99% in 2012.
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