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Quentin Elias model for several fashion designers such as Armani and Jean Paul Gaultier is dead at age 33 or 39 (due to his having two different birth dates on record) of a massive heart attack!
The passing of singer, model and actor Quentin Elias has been confirmed!
Several sources reported that Elias was found dead, in his apartment in New York. It was also reported that the star died after suffering a massive heart attack. Circumstances that may have caused the heart attack currently remain unknown.
It was questions about the use of steroids that he emphatically denied. It has been less than 24 hours since Quentin departed this life and the details are very limited at this time. However, there was a statement posted on his Facebook that he had passed and a official press release would be forth coming. Read the statement below:
Tomorrow a statement will be made on the announcement of the passing of “Quentin Elias” this is a very sad time for his family and fans around the world. Please be patient for the official press release as it will be posted here tomorrow. – MGMT
So additional facts and history about Quentin below:
Quentin Elias (born May 10, 1980; other sources report a birth year of 1974) is a singer, actor, and model. Originally from France, of Algerian origin, he was the former lead singer for French boy band Alliage from 1996 to 1999. After his departure from the group, he relocated to New York City.
In 1996, he auditioned and was selected as a member of Alliage and becoming its lead singer. Alliage recorded two albums, Alliage, l’album in 1997 and Musics in 1998. The group had many singles including six singles that charted in the French Top 5; Alliage also toured internationally, having additional success in other countries. Alliage had a four-year run from 1996 to 2000, although Elias left the band in 1999 in order to pursue a solo career.
Starting from 1999, after having left Alliage, Quentin Elias pursued a solo musical career. He later relocated to New York City and began working with music producers such as Ernie Lake and Junior Vasquez. Shortly after the 9-11 attacks Elias was introduced to producer Nile Rodgers by publicist Catherine P. Saxton who invited Elias to perform with several celebrities on a charitable single cover of Sister Sledge’s “We Are Family” with Rodgers and Spike Lee. According to an interview with HX Magazine, Elias claims he had a dispute with superstar singer Diana Ross during song rehearsals in which he pulled on her hair during a recording session.
He relocated to New York in 2002 and released the single “Always the Last to Say Goodbye”. He also performed at local gay venues and events such as Splash Bar, and Tom of Finland events.
Besides performing some original songs, Elias has recorded some covers, like Madonna’s song “Holiday”, and “Shattered Dreams” by British pop group Johnny Hates Jazz. Continuing to perform and record, Elias released a maxi single “Serve It Up” in 2005 and a solo album “What If I?” In September 2005, he started his own corporation Quentin Elias Music, Inc.. As a return to the French public after years in the States, he engaged in a comeback tour in 2011 and 2012, that included dates various European francophone venues under the title “Quentin Elias (Re Invented)” promoting his new release and remakes of old hits. A year later he returned with the Justify 2013 Tour.
Elias has appeared in two episodes of the television series Sex Chronicles. He was also one of the featured subjects in the 2010 documentary The Adonis Factor alongside models Clint Catalyst, Anderson Davis, Dakota Rivers, Christopher Saint, and writer/actor Bruce Vilanch.
He made his theater debut starring in the role of Joe Kirwood in a production of “The Boulevard”, a theater adaptation of the film Sunset Blvd.. The play had a limited run at a West Hollywood theater during the spring of 2010.
In 2010, he played roles of a vampire in the film The Brides of Sodom, followed by small roles in the 2013 low-budget film comedy College Debts, and in He Who Finds a Wife 2: Thou Shall Not Covet. He has a small role as the cell mate of Bernie Madoff in the 2011 low-budget film Madoff: Made Off with America and in the 2012 thriller Azienda.
Elias has modeled for several fashion designers such as Armani and Jean Paul Gaultier. In 2008 he released his first calendar. Elias has also served as a model for a manufacturer of gay leather gear based in New York City.
In 2008, Elias (using the pseudonym of “Q”) appeared on the pornography site “Randy Blue,” performing in a solo video directed by Jeremy Lucido. Elias stated, “I have done so much in my career, this adult video is one more thing I have done in my career, it came to me at a point in my life when I felt very sexual and felt the need to express myself through sex.”
In order to maintain his physique, Elias exercises regularly, avoids drugs, and denies rumors that he uses steroids. He also has dispelled rumors that he has cosmetically enhanced his lips, stating that they are natural. Elias allegedly claims that he is a good friend of Madonna, and claimed in a magazine interview that he has her number stored in his cell phone.