Vine, HQ Trivia Co-founder Found Dead of Suspected Drug Overdose

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  1. Megalith

    Megalith 24-bit/48kHz Staff Member

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    Colin Kroll, the CEO and co-founder of popular app game HQ Trivia, was found dead in his downtown Manhattan apartment earlier today. Police believe he died of a drug overdose; he had drug paraphernalia nearby that reportedly included cocaine and heroin. Kroll was also the co-founder of the now-defunct short-form video service Vine and served as the Engineering Manager at Yahoo about a decade ago.

    Kroll was named CEO of HQ Trivia in 2015. The year before, he was fired from Twitter after he was determined to be a "bad manager." Female employees claimed his behavior made them uncomfortable, however, no sexual harassment claims were ever filed. HQ Trivia was having problems recently. It was steadily losing audience. In January, HQ was in the top 10 list of most downloaded iPhone games. It's now fluctuating between #250 and 500 in the U.S.
     
  2. Jim Kim

    Jim Kim 2[H]4U

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    More likely cocaine and fentanyl or even worse, carfentanyl. Shoulda just vaped some kindbud and gulped an appletini.
     
  3. travisty

    travisty Gawd

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    Stupid people are stupid

    Drugs are bad, m'kay?
     
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  4. Mega6

    Mega6 [H]ard|Gawd

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    Dumb ass had it made. All he had to do to enjoy it was to stay alive. FAIL
     
  5. jojo69

    jojo69 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    you got peanut butter in my chocolate
     
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    TangledThornz Limp Gawd

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  7. Oldmodder

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    As a former druggie strung out on both legal and illegal drugs for a few decades, all i can say are thhhhhhhhh :rolleyes:
     
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    ChoGGi [H]ard|Gawd

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    HAHA..so damn true...only second to pot smokers do cokeheads talk as much about doing their drug as actually doing it. And yes I know plenty of both. Kid was probably sheltered and was not able to handle the "success" and fake accomplishment that comes with the always looming financial/social/moral crash.
     
  10. Madoc

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    Such a shame...
     
  11. Arcygenical

    Arcygenical Will Watercool for Crack

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    Weed and alcohol are incredibly mediocre highs for many. Myself included. I just dont bother anymore.
     
  12. nutzo

    nutzo [H]ardness Supreme

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    Why does having a lot of money make so many people stupid?
     
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  13. Flexion

    Flexion [H]ard|Gawd

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    Why do the masses keep giving money to stupid people?
     
  14. TorxT3D

    TorxT3D Gawd

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    shoulda vaped some dmt like a normal person
     
  15. Ultima99

    Ultima99 [H]ardness Supreme

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    It's almost like having responsibilities to provide for yourself and family is good for you. It's almost like doing something that provides meaning to your life can make you happy. People wonder why Jordan Peterson is so popular.
     
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  16. Rahh

    Rahh [H]ard|Gawd

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    How are any of you sure he wasn't murdered?
     
  17. Mega6

    Mega6 [H]ard|Gawd

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    murdered by his own stupidity.
     
  18. Darunion

    Darunion Chin Poon Specialist

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    Not sure it makes anyone stupid, it just removes some barriers in life allowing them to be themselves. Even stupid people come up with multi-milion dollar ideas.
     
  19. HoffY

    HoffY Gawd

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    These are both very easily answered.

    Because most people are actually stupid. And stupid people and their money are easily parted.