The co-founder of the popular app HQ Trivialities, Colin Kroll, has been discovered useless in his apartment in Big Apple at the age of 35, police advised US media.
The CEO, who also co-founded the video platform Vine, was once discovered via police after his girlfriend reportedly asked them to check on him.
The dying is being investigated as a suspected medication overdose, police say.
HQ Trivia, a are living trivialities recreation on mobiles, was massively popular, however its enchantment waned this yr.
Officers of the New York Police Department went to Mr Kroll’s flat in Big Apple to carry out a welfare check and found his frame in conjunction with medication paraphernalia nearby, TMZ stated in the preliminary media protection of his demise.
Image copyright HQ Trivia Symbol caption HQ Trivialities’s reputation has waned this yr
It was launched in the US last yr.
The unfastened app live-streams quiz displays, with a pot of cash – regularly hundreds of greenbacks – to be had to separate among winners.
The quiz display was visitor-hosted by way of a few big names, from Jimmy Kimmel to Bert from Sesame Street.
Its reputation light this 12 months, chucking up the sponge of the App Store’s list of most sensible ONE HUNDRED apps.
Mr Kroll used to be also a co-founder of Vine, a six-2d video streaming provider that used to be bought out through Twitter in 2012 for $30m (£24m).
Vine announced in December 2016 that Twitter was discontinuing the cellular app.