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Autopsy Confirms: Vine Co-Founder Colin Kroll Died of Drug Overdose

It has been confirmed through autopsy that Colin Kroll, the co-founder of the now-defunct video sharing platform Vine, died of an accidental drug overdose in December. Kroll reportedly has a mixture of drugs in his system including cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl.

Vine, HQ Trivia cofounder dead at 34

CNN Money: Vine’s Dead. Is Twitter Next?

Twitter’s failure with Vine mirrors the broader struggles with Twitter itself. Despite being beloved by a loyal community of millions, Vine suffered from Twitter’s muddled product vision, inability to keep up with competitors and an unclear path to mainstream success.

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Why Ryan Gosling Is Eating Cereal to Pay Tribute to Late Vine Star

In 2013, Scottish Vine sensation Ryan McHenry became famous for creating a series of wildly popular Internet memes that saw Hollywood A-lister Gosling refusing to eat cereal. That same year, McHenry was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, an aggressive form of bone cancer.

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