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French Model/Singer Quentin Elias Dies At 39

20140227-014500Actor, model, singer and brief porn model Quentin Elias has reportedly died in New York City this week at the age of 39.

A statement confirming the news was posted to Elias’ official Facebook page this afternoon following loose reports that he has a massive heart attack on a number of French websites. According to Elias’ management company, EventsLive Productions, the singer was confirmed dead in his home on February 25.

Elias is perhaps best known as the former lead singer of ’90s French boy band Alliage, and for his solo music career that began after he relocated to New York City in 2002. According to Obnoxious TV, he worked in NYC as a television actor, a stage actor, and a fashion model for Armani and Jean Paul Gaultier. In 2008, he appeared as the mysterious “Q” on gay porn site Randy Blue (NSFW).

Elias maintained an active Instagram account until his death—he prided himself on his natural physique, and encouraged others to exercise regularly without using performance-enhancing drugs.

Rest in peace, Quentin.

By:           Matthew Tharrett
On:           Feb 27, 2014
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  • 42 Comments
    • B Damion
      B Damion

      So sad. R.I.P.
      Such a handsome dude.

      Feb 27, 2014 at 3:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jersey2013
      Jersey2013

      Was he featured in a documentary on Logo about butch vs fem gay stereotypes where he said “I can’t help it if I’m beautiful”?

      Feb 27, 2014 at 4:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tr6886
      tr6886

      Candidly addressing sexuality issues, when asked in an exclusive interview with Les inRocKs about possible homosexuality of members of various boybands of the time, and was this a taboo subject not to discuss at height of success he answered: “I don’t know, I am not gay, none of the other Alliage members were gay. Now, I don’t know about the sexuality in other bands”.
      Who cares ?

      Feb 27, 2014 at 4:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DarkZephyr
      DarkZephyr

      Wow, a massive heart attack took him down when he was in shape like that and supposedly avoided drugs? That’s surprising.

      Feb 27, 2014 at 4:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • that_dude247
      that_dude247

      Steroids still kill.

      Feb 27, 2014 at 4:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jbeau
      jbeau

      I doubt he was always steroid free if he died of a heart attack at age 39, unless he had some genetic defect in his heart, but those usually show up WAY before the age of 39 and certainly before the grueling workouts it would take to look like him.

      Feb 27, 2014 at 5:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • viveutvivas
      viveutvivas

      Very sad.

      But it bothers me when people who already built their physiques up using steroids then claim it is all natural just because they stopped the gear.

      Feb 27, 2014 at 5:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ppp111
      ppp111

      That’s sad. He was a handsome guy. I heard, though, he was straight and had a girlfriend at the time. He liked that the media played his sexuality up but wasn’t afraid to let people think he was gay. RIP.

      Feb 27, 2014 at 5:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Curtispsf
      Curtispsf

      I know someone who used steroids every day for a year without knowing what he was doing. He got sculpted and looked great on the dance floor. It’s been 7 months since he stopped but his sex drive is nonexistent and he can’t ejaculate no matter how hard he tries. Not a drop. He’s got a nice dick but his balls look like grapes. NOT pretty…and he’s only 24.

      Not worth it…unless all you want to do is look good no matter what the consequences are.

      Feb 27, 2014 at 6:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • viveutvivas
      viveutvivas

      @Curtispsf, I hear you. Steroids are fine, though, if you know what you are doing. Sadly most guys don’t.

      But it could also have been other drugs causing this, not necessarily steroids.

      Feb 27, 2014 at 6:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • SeanSean
      SeanSean

      He was had been around for a very long time.

      He wasn’t that known in the U.S. but had accomplished a lot in France. But he was aware of his heart condition.

      R.I.P. http://redalertlive.com/quentin-elias-knew-heart-condition-prior-fatal-heart-attack/

      Feb 27, 2014 at 6:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • SeanSean
      SeanSean

      @B Damion:

      He sounded like a really sweet guy. I think he probably had body issues, because he just kept on bulking up when he didn’t need to.

      I really learned a lot about him from this interview.
      http://redalertlive.com/quentin-elias-interview-passing-news/

      Feb 27, 2014 at 6:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jersey2013
      Jersey2013

      That body definitely came from steroid use. I think it’s the other “treatments” that go along with the steroid use that cause the most damage to vital organs. To get that cut he would have been taking insulin and diuretics and other substances which really wreck havoc on your body.

      Feb 27, 2014 at 6:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • SF Native
      SF Native

      Looking those pics he was definitely a steroid user.

      Feb 27, 2014 at 6:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jersey2013
      Jersey2013

      @ Curtispsf Your friend has ruined his body’s ability to produce it’s own testosterone. It’s done for him. Guys who do this to themselves need to go to dr and get testosterone injections for the remainder if their lives. If he’d have been more careful he could have avoided this.

      Feb 27, 2014 at 6:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mdterp01
      Mdterp01

      Wow…so sad!! I met him in 2008 in NY at a Fashion Week finale party. We talked for a few minutes and he seemed really nice. Way too young to be taken. R.I.P.

      Feb 27, 2014 at 6:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mdterp01
      Mdterp01

      @Mdterp01:

      P.S. his lips were EVERYTHING and just as juicy looking in person.

      Feb 27, 2014 at 7:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • litper
      litper

      So he was “straight”? Pathetic… Won’t be missed.

      Feb 27, 2014 at 7:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • OsiriStar
      OsiriStar

      What a loss ! Beauty and Talent RIP Brother.

      Feb 27, 2014 at 7:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • litper
      litper

      @stadacona: but he was “3000% straight”. Let them die…

      Feb 27, 2014 at 7:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • litper
      litper

      @ppp111: and Ted Haggard had a wife…

      Feb 27, 2014 at 7:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jay512
      jay512

      why does google say he’s 33?

      Feb 27, 2014 at 8:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • litper
      litper

      @jay512: because he was a liar, he lied about his sexuality, he lied about steroids and he lied about his age

      Feb 27, 2014 at 8:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DarkZephyr
      DarkZephyr

      So many people keep saying “definitely steroids”, what proof is there other than an assumption based on his size? For one thing I don’t see one single picture with gyno-nipples. At that size with steroid use you would think he would have gyno-nipples. Also, his skull doesn’t look like it wants to come crashing through his face. Shouldn’t that also be a factor if he had gotten to that size based on steroid use? And how was he able to perform for Randy Blue if he was such a steroid user? At this point without real confirmation, I am not going to just jump on the bandwagon based on that_dude247′s and jbeau’s assumptions. It hasn’t even been confirmed that it was a heart attack and it IS possible for him to have had a congenital heart defect.

      Feb 27, 2014 at 9:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tada-no
      tada-no

      Anabolic steroids themselves are not the culprit, it is the locker room abuse of steroids by guys peddling bro-science that cause health problems and death. If you use steroids under medical supervision and don’t start abusing them because you want to look like Frankenstein, they can help guys who otherwise struggle to put on mass.

      Feb 27, 2014 at 10:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Icebloo
      Icebloo

      Was he handsome ? Absolutely.

      Did he have an incredible body ? Absolutely.

      Do I believe he didn’t take steroids or some other drug to build that physique ? No way. Sorry. I’m not that naive. I have been working out for 20 years and I know what is possible without drugs.

      Feb 27, 2014 at 11:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Faggot
      Faggot

      @tada-no “Anabolic steroids themselves are not the culprit, it is the locker room abuse of steroids by guys peddling bro-science that cause health problems and death. If you use steroids under medical supervision and don’t start abusing them because you want to look like Frankenstein, they can help guys who otherwise struggle to put on mass.”

      So very true. The ignorance about anabolic/aerobic steroids and their potential positive use is astounding as evidenced in many of the smart-alecky comments here. This man obviously didn’t need to resort to locker-room bro-science with his means. His message about not using steroids was certainly meant to warn the vast majority out there who wanted to emulate him, but probably wouldn’t do so without proper medical supervision.

      Feb 27, 2014 at 11:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • carlcarl
      carlcarl

      I am very sorry to hear this. We communicated through emails when he advertised to escort. When I brought up the music thing (as something in common) he became very defensive and didn’t want that association made. We never hooked up.

      Feb 28, 2014 at 12:25 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mz.sam
      mz.sam

      So very sad. Quentin appeared at a hit play in W. Hollywood several years ago and actually was very good and physical vision to behold. He was a beautiful man and will be greatly missed. RIP.

      Feb 28, 2014 at 12:42 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • misterhollywood
      misterhollywood

      Super sad to see that he has passed. I hope we can learn more about the details of his death. Seems like a lot of speculation is going on about the cause. I am sure it will all come out.

      Feb 28, 2014 at 12:51 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kangol
      Kangol

      Such a beautiful man. RIP.

      Feb 28, 2014 at 1:48 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • guest4ever
      guest4ever

      The wages of sin… are death.

      Feb 28, 2014 at 2:29 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sansacro
      Sansacro

      @guest4ever: I know! That poor damn Jesus.

      Feb 28, 2014 at 3:44 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sansacro
      Sansacro

      @ppp111:He dated a guy I know. And he was a male escort. So, at the very least, he was bi, if that. Sad, any way you slice it.

      Feb 28, 2014 at 3:47 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • litper
      litper

      @QJ201: mentally ill conservatives are mentally ill

      Feb 28, 2014 at 8:51 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CaptainFabulous
      CaptainFabulous

      @Jersey2013: Not necessarily. There are ways to jump start the testicles back into action. But yes, he needs to see a doctor, preferably an endocrinologist.

      Feb 28, 2014 at 12:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • viveutvivas
      viveutvivas

      @DarkZephyr, you only get gyno, testicle shrinkage, erection problems, and enlarged bones and organs if you are stupid enough to do steroids the wrong way. Not if you do them the right way.

      Feb 28, 2014 at 12:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stache1
      Stache1

      @guest4ever: Sin is a religious term and covers just about everything you do. Very few of us don’t sin regularly. Death is a cost that we ALL have to pay one day.

      You’re little quote is neither cute nor intelligent. Try again.

      Feb 28, 2014 at 3:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stache1
      Stache1

      @Icebloo: Me too Icebloo and I’ve got a great body. There’s a ceiling and unless you juice you’re just not gonna look like that.

      Feb 28, 2014 at 3:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bobby Christina Crawford
      Bobby Christina Crawford

      @DarkZephyr: I don’t know if you were being snarky…..but I took it as snarky…..because as we age, it becomes more impossible to have that sort of body without massive steroids…..and steroids will fuck with your heart. No doubt.

      RIP you beautiful man.

      Feb 28, 2014 at 4:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • slvrlakejake
      slvrlakejake

      He was a site to behold at Gold’s gym Hollywood – made work outs much more enjoyable. Handsome man – beautiful smile.

      Feb 28, 2014 at 7:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stache1
      Stache1

      @slvrlakejake: Sorry to have missed that. I work out at the 24 hour fitness in Hollywood. RIP

      Mar 1, 2014 at 3:43 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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