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Oribe Canales, celebrity hairdresserColin Kroll, cofounder of HQ Trivia app

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Oribe Canales (62) celebrity hairdresser who worked, and hung out, with models like Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, and Linda Evangelista in the era of big hair and fat shoulder pads. In the late ‘80s and early '90s, Canales, known professionally as simply Oribe, helped to build the careers of many women who became known as supermodels, giving them a look heightened by dramatic makeup and hair to match. Canales ran several salons, starting in 1984 with one inside the Parachute clothing store in Manhattan on the Upper West Side, followed by a second one at the store’s SoHo location. In 1991 he opened a lavish salon on Fifth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, followed by another, in ‘95, in Miami Beach, at South Beach. Both are now closed. Canales, who lived in Miami, died of liver and kidney failure in a New York City hospital on December 16, 2018 after going there for cancer treatment in November.

Colin Kroll (34) cofounder and chief executive of the HQ Trivia app. Before creating HQ Trivia, which live-streams 15-minute trivia shows twice a day to tens of thousands of mobile users, Kroll was among those who founded the 6-second video app Vine, which was sold to Twitter in 2012 and closed down in ’17. Kroll worked briefly for Twitter and later acknowledged being fired for “poor management” amid allegations of inappropriate workplace behavior toward women. HQ Trivia became a viral sensation when it debuted in August 2017, and it inspired an array of copycat apps. Kroll was found dead, apparently of a drug overdose, in his Lower Manhattan apartment on December 16, 2018.


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