Colin Kroll, CEO of HQ Trivia has passed away. The 35-year-old was found dead in his Manhattan apartment due to an alleged drug overdose. Reportedly, Kroll's girlfriend alerted the police after she was not able to get in touch with him. Following which the police reached his apartment to find him lying dead. Police found Kroll's body in his bedroom with drug paraphernalia kept nearby.
Reportedly, police believe, speedball, a mixture of cocaine and heroin were involved. Marijuana is also said to have been present in the room. He was declared dead at the scene. Police recovered an envelope containing white powder. Demi Lovato Hospitalised After Alleged Drug Overdose, American Pop Singer's Former Boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama 'Devasted'.
Kroll became the CEO of HQ Trivia in 2015. HQ Trivia is an app which goes live twice in a day and lets users play along in a live game show. Kroll co-founded HQ with American designer Rus Yusupov. The game was an instant hit; in the game, HQ users compete with players and win prize money on answering 12 trivia questions correct.
However, in recent times, HQ Trivia have been witnessing a decline in their users. Previously, Kroll was an adviser for Twitter before joining HQ Trivia. He was fired from Twitter following allegations of harassment by female colleagues. He also founded now-defunct app Vine in 2013 and was the company's general manager between 2013 and 2014.
According to his LinkedIn profile, Kroll has worked as an engineering manager at Yahoo! from 2007-09; and has been the Chief Technology Officer at Jetsetter from 2009-13. The exact cause of death will be determined by the city medical examiner.