Colin Kroll, co-founder and CEO of the popular HQ Trivia App, was found dead in the apartment on Sunday by the New York Police Department. He was 35 years old.
A NYPD spokesman confirmed the death of Colin to USA Today. The NYPD was conducting a wellness check on Kroll when it found him in his apartment. He was pronounced “dead on arrival” at 12:18 a.m. ET in what is believed to be a possible drug overdose.
HQ Trivia became a viral sensation in late last year and its popularity continued in 2018. Millions of people around the world have come to the app, a live Trivia game show that can be played on 9 PM on mobile phones. ET every night Players who give the correct answer to all Trivia questions will win or split a prize which was often thousands of dollars. Like many other viral apps, HQ Trivia has seen its popularity fade, has dropped to 18 in the iTunes Store’s Top Trivia Games list, and till Sunday morning the app is out of the store’s top 100 apps list.
Prior to the co-founding HQ Trivia, Colin Kroll was one of the creators behind Vine, the popular six-second video streaming service purchased by Twitter for $ 30 million in 2012. After leaving Twitter, he made
HQ with fellow former wine co-founder Rus Yusupov.
HQ Trivia did not immediately respond to a request for comment.