Colin Kroll, medopfinder of the popular quiz app HQ Trivia and video app, Vine, is found dead. He was 34 years old.
The young app developer was on Sunday found dead in his apartment in New York city by local police. It was his girlfriend who had contacted the police because she was concerned for Kroll, as she could not get in contact with him.
the Police in New York found Colin Kroll unconscious inside the apartment, and it was not possible for the rescuers to come in contact with him, despite repeated attempts. Kroll was subsequently declared dead at the scene.
Rus Yusupov, who was a founding member of the Trivia HQ and Wines along with Kroll has later confirmed the death on Twitter. Here he writes:
'I'm sorry to hear about my friend and co-founder Colin Krolls death. His near and dear ones are in my thoughts and prayers. I will always remember him for his big heart and gentle soul. He made the world and the internet a better place. Rest in peace.'
So sad two 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
the Police in New York have officially announced that they do not consider the Krolls deaths as suspicious. What the specific cause of death will be determined by a subsequent autopsy.
In 2012, developed Colin Kroll the very popular video app Vine.
the App was more or less shut down in 2016, as it no longer was possible to add videos to it. Wines were a form of YouTube, where you could share videos with her friends.
The small clip on Wines could be a maximum of last six seconds, where on YouTube can have a longer duration.
The fact that you will not be able to add multiple videos to Vine from 2016, got the app to fall in popularity, as the meaning was precisely that one should be able to share small videos with the outside world.