Vine Co-Founder Colin Kroll Has Died
Colin Kroll, the co-founder of short-form video app Vine was found dead in his Manhattan apartment on Sunday.
Several outlets have reported that Kroll, suffered an apparent drug overdose after authorities responded to an emergency call made by his concerned girlfriend.
Police found Kroll unresponsive and he was pronounced dead at the scene. He was 35-years-old.
Kroll founded Vine back in 2012 with Dom Hofmann and Rus Yusupov. The trio created the video platform where users could upload six-second videos that were used across entertainment, news and launched many online comedy careers.
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After Vine was acquired by Twitter -- and later reduced to simply host previously uploaded vines -- Kroll went on to serve as the CEO for another viral platform, HQ Trivia, a live-streaming game show.
Yusupov, who also co-founded HQ Trivia with Kroll, shared the news and his condolences on Twitter.
While Kroll co-founded several successful online ventures his reputation followed him from roles. Kroll was fired from Twitter in 2014 for what he described in a statement as being a "bad manager". When HQ Trivia was looking for investors it was reported that Kroll's history -- especially around his reported behaviour toward female co-workers -- was an obstacle in sourcing funding.
Prior to Vine, Kroll also worked for Yahoo and Jetsetter.
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