He’s had a history of being extreme and sometimes treating employees harshly, has now passed away.
Colin Kroll, the CEO and co-founder of HQ Trivia was found dead in his New York City apartment early Sunday morning in what’s believed to be an overdose.
The New York City Police Department says they received a call at 12.15am Sunday morning to get a welfare check from Kroll’s girlfriend who said she couldn’t get in contact with him.
When authorities arrived at his flat on Spring Street they discovered him unresponsive within his bedroom.
A source adds that drugs believed to be cocaine and heroin were also found in the apartment.
Kroll was named the CEO of HQ Trivia in 2015, before that he was the co-founder of Vine and also did a short stint in Twitter.
When Twitter bought Vine, they attracted Kroll on board.
18 weeks after being hired with Twitter, Kroll was fired over allegations lodged against him by female coworkers.
His colleagues described him as ‘abrasive and disinterested, and stated he could be verbally abusive.
HQ Trivia users compete with other gamers as part of a live game series.
Players who are able to reply all 12 trivia questions properly stand to win prize money.
Kroll was lately confronting a complaint filed with H.R. by an HQ worker for his’aggressive management style.
Before he co-founded Vine, Kroll was the Chief Technology Officer for Jetsetter.
From 2007 to 2009 he was the engineering manager at Yahoo.
The Medical Examiner’s office will determine the exact cause of death.