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The co-founder and chief executive of the HQ Trivia app has been found dead in his lower Manhattan apartment yesterday morning, according to police.

Colin Kroll was found facedown on his bed after a woman rang 911 and asked for a police check-up in SoHo. Cocaine and heroin were discovered in his home.

Kroll also co-founded the formerly popular six-second video app Vine, which he sold to Twitter in 2012.

The app then closed down last year, and Kroll went on to work for Twitter before being fired for 'poor management' following allegations of inappropriate workplace behaviour towards women.


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When HQ Trivia debuted in August 2017, the app became a viral sensation after millions of people came together for a livestreaming-interactive game which inspired numerous imitations.

Anyone who participates has the hope of winning money from answering trivia questions on their phones.

Rus Yusupov founded HQ Trivia alongside Colin Kroll, and has yet to respond to his death.

The norm is that comedians host the game show on their phones, and the difficulty of the questions increases by the round.

The company raised $15 million in venture capital funding, but Mr Kroll's workplace history deterred many investors, yet Mr Kroll has always denied that he ever sexually harassed women at work.

In a statement to Axios, he said;

“It was a painful experience, but an eye-opening one that served as a catalyst for professional development and greater awareness in the office.”

He continued;

“I now realise that there are things I said and did that made some feel unappreciated or uncomfortable. I apologise to those people. Today, I’m committed to building HQ Trivia into a culture-defining product and supporting the dedicated team that makes it all possible.”

In an interview with The New York Times last year, the entrepreneur said the company preferred to be based in NYC instead of San Francisco.

The Detroit native said that;

"Our inspiration is more from media and TV than it is from technology.” Livestreaming gaming platforms such as Twitch inspired the creation of HQ Trivia.

Kroll had previously worked as an engineering manager for Yahoo from 2007 to 2009, and then as chief technology officer at Jetsetter from 2009 to 2013, so had a wealth of technological and software engineering knowledge.

The cause of Colin Kroll's death has yet to be revealed.



231 people have died and a further 275 are said to be injured after a truck bomb exploded in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu.

In what is understood to be the deadliest attack ever witnessed in the African nation, a bomb detonated outside the Safari Hotel at the K5 intersection – an area home to government buildings as well as a number of restaurants and kiosks.

According to reports, a separate blast struck the Medina district just two hours later.

Officials fear the death toll will continue to rise, with many civilians and volunteers still missing.

President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has declared three days of mourning and is urging people to donate blood for the wounded victims. "I am appealing all Somali people to come forward and donate," he said.

Somalia's government blamed the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabaab extremist group for the attack, though it has yet to claim the responsibility.

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Anis Amri, the Tunisian asylum seeker suspected of carrying out the Berlin Christmas market terrorist attack earlier this week has been shot dead in Milan. 

The 24-year-old hi-jacked a lorry, killing the driver, and drove it through a busy market at high speed, killing 12 people and injuring 48 others. 

Marco Minniti, Italy's interior minister told a press conference that Amri had been shot dead by police after firing at them when they stopped his car for a routine identity check around 3:00am this morning. 

“He immediately took a pistol out of his rucksack and shot at the police who asked him for documents."

"The person killed after a number of inquiries without any shadow of a doubt is Anis Amri, the presumed suspect of the terrorist attack in Berlin," he said.

A police source said that Amri was then identified by fingerprints.

Amri had been missing and on the run since escaping after Monday's attack in central Berlin.



A man has been arrested in connection with the death of American sprinter Tyson Gay’s daughter, Trinity, who was shot in Kentucky in the early hours of this morning.

The 15-year-old was fatally wounded in a restaurant car park in Lexington when two cars of men opened fire on each other at around 4am local time.

Police say Trinity – who was a promising track star – was not a passenger in either of the vehicles, both of which fled the scene after the incident.

She is believed to have been an innocent by-stander who got caught in the crossfire.

Shortly before she was killed, Trinity managed to Tweet about the shooting when she wrote: “Of course they start shootin (sic)”.

Her Olympian father – who is the second fastest man to run 100 metres in history – confirmed her death to CNN.

He said: “She didn’t make it.  I’m so confused.  She was just here last week for fall break.  It’s so crazy.  I have no idea what happened.”

Trinity’s mother, Shoshana Boyd, told the Daily News that her daughter wanted to become “the fastest woman in the world” and to be a surgeon.

She said: “She was so innocent, she was so innocent.”

“I just want people to stop shooting and realise who they’re hurting. It’s just random. They don’t understand, they don’t understand who they’re hurting.”

Social media is already flooded with tributes to the teen.

In light of her death, people are once again calling for better gun control laws in the US.



Salma Hayek shared some really upsetting news yesterday when she posted on social media, telling her fans that her dog had been shot dead on the ranch where she lives.

"I haven't posted for a week as I been mourning the death of my dog, Mozart," Salma wrote on Instagram, "who I personally delivered out of his mother's womb. He was found dead in my ranch last Friday with a shot close to his heart.


I haven't posted for a week as I been mourning the death of my dog, Mozart who I personally delivered out of his mother's womb. He was found dead in my ranch last Friday with a shot close to his heart. I am hoping that the Washington State authorities do justice to this wonderful dog whom in 9 years never bit or attacked anyone. He loved his territory and never strayed away…he was the most loving and loyal companion. He didn't deserve a slow and painful death. #doglover #animalrights #dog #dogoftheday #rip #delivery #washingtonstateauthorities Hace una semana que no pongo nada ya que he estado de duelo por la muerte de mi perro Mozart. De quién fui la partera, lo encontramos el viernes pasado con un tiro cerca del corazón. Espero que las autoridades del estado de Washington le hagan justicia a este extraordinario perro que durante 9 años nunca mordió o atacó a nadie, adoraba su territorio y nunca se escapó. Era el compañero más leal y no se merecía una muerte lenta y dolorosa. #muerte #perro #justiciaporlosanimales

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"He loved his territory and never strayed away…he was the most loving and loyal companion. He didn't deserve a slow and painful death."

No details have been released about who shot Mozart or why it happened, but as dog lovers, we're hoping his death gets justified.



A company who is attempting to use technology to pretty much ressurect people sounds like the plot line of a pretty generic sci-fi film probably directed by James Cameron. 

Except that this plot line is real life. 

An Australian startup company eerily named Humai is basically planning to make dying irrelevant in the next thirty years. 

According to the companies website, Humai is "an [artificial intelligence] company with a mission to reinvent the afterlife."

"We want to bring you back to life after you die."


CEO Josh Bocanegra says that the company aims to resurrect people by putting their recorded consciousness into an artificial body. 

“We're using artificial intelligence and nanotechnology to store data of conversational styles, behavioural patterns, thought processes and information about how your body functions from the inside-out"

This data would then be “coded into multiple sensor technologies, which will be built into an artificial body with the brain of a deceased human.”

The company plans to record the personality of it's members through various smart phone apps that are already in development as well as freezing the brain of the deceased. 

"When the technology is then fully developed we'll implant the brain into an artificial body.”

When asked why anyone would want to be kept alive after death, Josh said he believed that an artificial body would "contribute to the human experience" as well as making death easier to accept. 

Yeah, while this sounds like it could be an impressive feat for technology, we do not know how we feel about a company making death pretty much optional. 



A member of the gardaí has been shot dead in Co Louth this evening.

The gunman is also dead, while a woman has been taken to hospital in a serious condition with gun-shot wounds.

An Garda Síochána is treating the case as one of murder-suicide. 

The dead garda is in his late 30s and is the father of three young children under the age of eight.

RTE reports that he left Omeath Garda Station this evening and called to a house on the Cooley Peninsula near Carlingford to deal with a domestic dispute. 

He entered the property and was confronted by a man yielding a handgun. Journal.ie describes the shooter as "a well-known dissident Republican".

The area has been sealed off and the State Pathologist has now been notified. 

A garda spokesman said shortly after the shooting: "Several people have been injured after an incident including a member of an Garda Siochana."

The spokesman later confirmed that the on-duty garda had died, along with one other person.

The shooting happened only a few kilometres from the location where Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe, 41, was shot and killed on January 25, 2013.

No one has ever been charged with his killing; he was the first officer to be shot dead in the line of duty since the 1996 death of father-of-five, Jerry McCabe.


Miley goes to extreme lengths to put her mind at ease. Will speaking to the dead really make her feel better?



21-year-old Skye McCole Bartusiak, who played Mel Gibson’s daughter in The Patriot, was found dead in her parent’s home on Saturday. The actress had been suffering from seizures and her family think that she had a seizure and choked while no one was there.

She was found by her boyfriend sitting up in bed in the garage apartment she lived in next to her parent’s house in Houston.

No foul play has been suspected.

Our thoughts go out to Skye’s family and friends at this heart breaking time.



The Bodyguard Group of Beverly Hills has had a perfect safety record for 45 years, and when owner Kris Herzog was asked to assess Justin Bieber’s level of threat, the results were not good.

Herzog spoke with Justin himself and found out that the star doesn’t want a professional security team. Instead, he likes to hire his gangster friends to keep trouble at bay. Yeah, that sounds like a GREAT idea Justin!

Herzog predicted that if the pop star doesn’t get his act together he could be dead within two years.

Will Justin listen though? We really don’t think so!



We are so shocked and saddened to hear that American actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has died.

The 46-year-old was found in his Manhattan apartment this morning. The cause of death has not yet been determined and New York Police Department is investigating.

Hoffman had a wonderfully diverse acting career and gave us many great performances. He received three Best Supporting Actor Oscar nominations for The Master, Doubt and Charlie Wilson’s War and also won the Best Actor award for his role in Capote.