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Deaths by suicide, drugs and alcohol reached an all-time high in 2017

Data: CDC and Census Bureau; Chart: Naema Ahmed/Axios

In 2017, more than 151,000 Americans died of suicide or causes related to drugs or alcohol — the highest rate in U.S. history, according to a new study by Trust for America's Health and Well Being Trust.

Why it matters: The study projects that the three epidemics are on track to kill 1.6 million Americans by 2025. Life expectancy has already fallen in the U.S. three years in a row largely due to these trends, while the global average life expectancy continues to rise.

HQ Trivia and Vine co-founder Colin Kroll reportedly dead at age 35

Colin Kroll accepts the Breakthrough Award for Emerging Technology from rapper Lil Jon onstage at the 2014 Variety Breakthrough of the Year Awards. Photo: Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Variety

Colin Kroll, the 35-year-old CEO and co-founder of HQ Trivia and co-founder of Vine, was found dead in his New York City apartment early Sunday from an apparent drug overdose, reports TMZ.

Details: Kroll was elevated to become CEO of HQ Trivia in September. There were reports earlier this year that some venture capital firms had passed on investing in HQ because of alleged "bad behavior" by Kroll when he worked at Twitter that included allegations of sexual harassment. He later apologized for what he called "poor management."