Model, one-time porn performer, and long-ago French boy-bander Quentin Elias has died at the age of 39. According to several sources, the cause was a massive heart attack.
Elias was born in France to Algerian parents in 1974, though it seems he’d made an effort to change his publicly known birth year to 1980, causing among the obits that are popping up today.
He did some modeling for Jean Paul Gaultier and Armani and later became a singer in the French boy band Alliage from 1996 to 1999.
More recently, Elias lived in New York and claimed to pals with Madonna, telling a gay rag that he had her cell phone number, and he also had a story about getting into a fight with Diana Ross when they were performing a charity cover of “We Are Family” and pulling the singer’s hair.
Here he is in January in Miami:
In addition to pursuing a solo singing career over the last decade () he got into weight lifting and decided to do a calendar and then do under the name Q, the first wearing a mask over his eyes. As he said at the time, “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.” See him jerking off below.
In 2010 he appeared in the documentary The Adonis Chronicles alongside Dakota Rivers and Christopher Saint, and he appeared in a production of “The Boulevard,” a play based on Sunset Boulevard, in a small theater in West Hollywood.
Though he adamantly denied using steroids or any drugs at all, his sudden death at such a young age suggests otherwise and kind of hearkens back to the passing of Erik Rhodes two years ago. But the official statement on Elias’ death has not been released and there’s no further information.
Below, watch him back in the 90s in Alliage singing a cover of Bananarama’s “Cruel Summer” in French. And also see him as he looked in 2008, all bulked up and doing a .