Colin Kroll, the co-founder, and CEO of the popular HQ Trivia game and Vine video app was found dead in his New York City apartment on Sunday.
Medical examiners are working to determine the actual cause of his death but they are suspecting drug overdose. His body was found when Kroll’s girlfriend asked the New York Police Department to check up on the 34-year-old after multiple failed attempts to get in touch with him.
HQ has expressed grief in a brief statement: “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.”
In memory of the co-founder, HQ Trivia’s app will broadcast a memorial led by host Scott Rogowsky tonight 6 PM Pacific. No games will be held today, but people can open the app at that time for paying their respects.
Colin Kroll was appointed the CEO of HQ Trivia mobile game show app only three months ago. Prior to that, he also served as HQ’s CTO.
He co-founded the app in 2015 — just a few months after launching Vine which is a popular video app. There is no information yet on who will take over his role at HQ.