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Vine and HQ Trivia co-founder Colin Kroll found dead in New York apartment

The cause of the death is still being ascertained while the family has been notified of the untimely demise

ANI  |  New York 

HQ Trivia and Vine Co-Founder Colin Kroll
HQ Trivia and Vine Co-Founder Colin Kroll. Image Source: YouTube

The co-founder of and HQ Trivia, Colin Kroll, was found dead in his New York apartment by the police on Sunday (local time).

"We learned today of the passing of our friend and founder, Colin Kroll, and it's with deep sadness that we say goodbye. Our thoughts go out to his family, friends and loved ones during this incredibly difficult time," tweeted after the of his demise broke.

Kroll's girlfriend called the police to check up on the 34-year-old, after which police found in an unresponsive and unconscious condition in his bedroom. He was pronounced dead on the scene, according to CNN.

The cause of the death is still being ascertained while the family has been notified of the untimely demise.

"So sad to hear about the passing of my friend and co-founder Colin My thoughts & prayers go out to his loved ones. I will forever remember him for his kind soul and big heart. He made the world and internet a better place. Rest in peace, brother," Rus Yusupov, with whom had started and HQ Trivia, tweeted.

He became a household name in the world of tech after co-founding Vine, a short-form hosting service, that was acquired by Twitter in 2012. The service was shut down in early 2017. The platform launched the careers of many social media stars including Logan Paul and Shawn Mendes amongst others.

First Published: Mon, December 17 2018. 06:30 IST
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