Colin Kroll, the co-founder and CEO of the popular trivia game app, was found dead in his New York apartment on Sunday. He was 35.
Kroll was discovered by New York Police Department officers conducting a wellness check, the NYPD said in a statement, confirming a TMZ report. His death is being investigated as a possible drug overdose.
HQ Trivia has exploded in popularity since its launch in September 2017. Developed by Intermedia Labs, the live streaming game is held twice a day, offering cash prizes for those who answer all the questions correctly.
Before co-founding HQ Trivia, Kroll was one of the creators of Vine, the widely used but now defunct 6-second video app. Twitter, which reportedly purchased the startup in 2012 for $30 million,in 2016.
HQ Trivia representatives didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.