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Shock Death! Vine & HQ Trivia Co Founder Colin Kroll Dead After Suspected Overdose

Vine And HQ Trivia Co Founder Colin Kroll Dead After Suspected Overdose
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Dec. 16 2018, Updated 11:04 p.m. ET

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Vine and HQ Trivia co-founder Colin Kroll has died from a suspected drugs overdose.

The 35-year-old was found in his Manhattan apartment today after reportedly taking cocaine and heroin.

The tech entrepreneur's friends and family became worried when he stopped taking calls from his girlfriend.

When police arrived at his apartment on Spring Street they found Kroll dead in his bedroom with drug paraphernalia near his body.

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Police believe cocaine and heroin were the drugs they found inside his home.

Kroll was named the CEO of HQ Trivia in 2015, prior to that he was the co-founder of Vine and did a brief stint at Twitter.

When Twitter purchased Vine, they brought Kroll on board. However 18 months after being hired with Twitter Kroll was fired over allegations lodged against him by female colleagues.

He was accused of being 'verbally abusive to colleagues' while at work.

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HQ Trivia had been in the top 10 list of downloaded iPhone games in at the start of the year but slid to the top 500 spot.

Troubled Kroll was also facing a complaint filed by an HQ Trivia employee for his 'aggressive management style.'

He was also a co-founder of Vine and was the Chief Technology Officer for Jetsetter. From 2007 to 2009 he was the engineering manager at Yahoo.

The Medical Examiner's office will determine the exact cause of death.

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