A successful young man was recently found dead in his New York City apartment. Colin Kroll, the co-founder of HQ Trivia and the social media platform Vine, was found by the New York Police Department. Police were conducting a welfare check at the direction of his girlfriend.
Kroll's girlfriend had been unable to reach him for some time and alerted the authorities. The 34-year-old was discovered in his apartment with "drug paraphernalia" surrounding him. Investigators worked to determine his cause of death, although a drug overdose seemed likely, according to Fox News.
Now, new information about his death is being reported. His girlfriend has now come forward and told officials she was with him the night before his death, and that they were both doing drugs together.
"The girlfriend says she left Kroll's place in the wee hours of Saturday morning and he was alive and well, but after she didn't hear from him all day ... she contacted police to check up on him," according to TMZ.
Police are now said to have confiscated numerous electronic devices from the home. They are most likely going to be conducting a search to determine where the drugs came from. His girlfriend has not been charged, at this time, in connection with his passing.
This week, Kroll's cause of death has been officially confirmed. TMZ has reported that he died from an overdose thanks to multiple drugs. His death was said to be accidental.
"The NYC Chief Medical Examiner tells TMZ ... Colin died from acute intoxication due to the combined effects of fentanyl, fluoroisobutyryl fentanyl, heroin, and cocaine," wrote TMZ.
Fentanyl is one of the drugs that has become a massive problem in the United States. Border patrol agents seized huge amounts of it just last week. The deadly drug was also partly responsible for the deaths of other celebrities such as Tom Petty, Prince, Mac Miller, and Lil Peep. It truly is a sad thing to see a life lost due to drug use.
"In recent years, Kroll was named the CEO of HQ. The game live-streams short trivia contests and quickly became popular after it was released in 2017," Fox News reported. "Kroll also co-founded Vine, a now-defunct app that allowed users to create, post and share six-second videos. His LinkedIn profile also stated he worked at Twitter and Yahoo."
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