Vine and HQ Trivia co-founder Colin Kroll has died in an apparent drug overdose

The Daily Beast and TMZ are reporting that HQ Trivia and Vine co-founder Colin Kroll was found dead this weekend in his New York City apartment. He was 35.

According to TMZ, Kroll’s body was discovered this morning after his girlfriend was unable to reach him. Sources tell the publication that they discovered “drug paraphernalia nearby” and suspect that he overdosed.

Kroll was part of the team that founded short-form video platform Vine in 2012, and followed the company when it was acquired by Twitter, and acted as its CTO and General Manager until 2014. That year, fellow co-founder Dom Hofmann left Twitter, and Kroll took over his duties temporarily before he was later fired. He and Hofmann then founded HQ Trivia, which launched last…

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