A 22-year-old Google employee was found dead at his desk at the tech giant’s New York City headquarters on Friday night.
The New York Post reports that a janitor at the building found Scott Krulcik unconscious at his desk in Google’s Chelsea offices on Friday at around 9 p.m. Law enforcement sources told the newspaper that emergency responders attempted to revive the 22-year-old software engineer, but were unsuccessful, and Krulcik was pronounced dead at the scene.
A medical examiner is reportedly working to determine the cause of death, and there were no obvious signs of trauma. Police sources told the newspaper there are no indications that a crime took place.
Krulcik reportedly lived in the West Village, a neighborhood adjacent to Chelsea, and is originally from Saratoga Springs, New York. According to his Facebook profile, the 22-year-old graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 2018.
The young man did not have any history of medical conditions or substance abuse, according to the report.
Krulcik was active on social media and posted on Twitter the day before his death, referring to his end-of-year Spotify playlist wrap-up, a feature the music streaming services shared with users to tally what music they listened to the most during the year.
2018 was my weirdest year on @Spotify yet!! Can't wait for what I find in 2019 😀
(I blame John Denver on my mom – she played him every day while borrowing my google home for a couple months)https://t.co/45ZgmZCPaJ
— Scott Krulcik (@scottkrulcik) December 7, 2018
A neighbor at his West Village apartment building, where he lived with a roommate, expressed shock about Krulcik’s sudden death.
“Oh my gosh. That’s so sad. I ran into him from time to time in the hallway,” the resident told the New York Post.
“He looked just like he did in his photos. Such a nice young, vibrant man.”
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