HQ Trivia And Vine Co-Founder Colin Kroll Found Dead In New York Apartment

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Colin Kroll, co-founder and CEO of the popular mobile game HQ Trivia, was found dead in his New York apartment early Sunday. He was 34.

A spokesperson for the New York City Police Department told Gizmodo by phone on Sunday that it responded to a 911 call at around 12:18 a.m. ET, at which time officers conducted a wellness check. Upon entering the apartment, they found a male unconscious and unresponsive. He was later confirmed dead by EMS.

The spokesperson confirmed that the individual was Kroll and said that there was no other information about the incident at this time. Police are currently waiting for the medical examiner to verify further details about his death.

Kroll was named CEO of HQ Trivia earlier this year. He was also the co-founder of short-form video app Vine.

“We learned today of the passing of our friend and founder, Colin Kroll, and it’s with deep sadness that we say goodbye,” an HQ Trivia spokeswoman told Gizmodo in a statement by email. “Our thoughts go out to his family, friends and loved ones during this incredibly difficult time.”

Correction: While police originally identified Kroll as 35, a spokesperson for HQ Trivia told Gizmodo that he was 34.

This story is developing and may be updated throughout.

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