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Sunday 20 October 2019

Vine founder Colin Kroll found dead

Mr Kroll was also chief executive of HQ Trivia,

Colin Kroll was a founder of Vine, and also worked at Twitter (Yui Mok/PA)
Colin Kroll was a founder of Vine, and also worked at Twitter (Yui Mok/PA)

By Associated Press Reporters

Tech executive Colin Kroll has been found dead aged 34.

Mr Kroll was a founder of Vine, an app built around six-second videos, and a co-founder of the HQ Trivia app.

The New York Police Department said officers went to Mr Kroll’s Manhattan apartment early on Sunday after getting a call asking for a check on him.

They found him unconscious and unresponsive on his bed.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. The medical examiner’s office will determine the cause of death.

“He had so much talent and had accomplished so much at such a young age,” his father, Alan Kroll, told The New York Times.

“It truly is a waste,” his father said. “At 34, imagine the things he’d done and the skills he had.”

Mr Kroll was the chief executive of HQ Trivia, which live-streams short trivia shows to users and became popular after its release in 2017.

He also worked at Twitter.

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