>> The co-founder of the Vine video app and once wildly popular HQ Trivia game, died Sunday of an apparent drug overdose. Police found 35-year-old, Colin Kroll, unresponsive in his Manhattan apartment after receiving a concerned call from his girlfriend. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to reports.
TMZ adding that drug paraphernalia was found near Kroll's body. HQ Trivia, which doles out real cash to players, became a viral hit after launching in the summer of 2017. Kroll's co-founder, Rus Yusupov, tweeting Sunday, I will forever remember for his kind soul and big heart. He made the world and internet a better place.
Yusupov and Kroll, along with a third partner, also co-founded Vine, which was bought by Twitter in 2012. Kroll was fired by Twitter in 2014 for alleged creepy behavior toward women. The app was shuttered shortly afterward. Tech site, Recode, reporting that Kroll and Yusupov had trouble raising money for HQ Trivia last year, due to Kroll's alleged prior bad behavior.
HQ Trivia tweeting that it's with deep sadness that we say goodbye to Kroll.