Very sad news today out of New York. BBC News:
The CEO, who also co-founded the video platform Vine, was found by police after his girlfriend reportedly asked them to check on him.
The death is being investigated as a suspected drugs overdose, police say.
HQ Trivia, a live trivia game on mobiles, became hugely popular, but its appeal waned this year.
HQ Trivia’s 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.
— HQ Trivia (@hqtrivia) December 16, 2018
Kroll’s co-founder Rus Yusupov:
So sad to hear about the passing of my friend and co-founder Colin Kroll. My thoughts & prayers go out to his loved ones. I will forever remember him for his kind soul and big heart. He made the world and internet a better place. Rest in peace, brother.
— Rus (@rus) December 16, 2018
Other than a brief email exchange when HQ was getting off the ground, I never came into contact with Kroll. But, judging by the tweets put out there today, he will be sorely missed.