Quentin Elias, the leader of the popular 90s French boy band Alliage, died in his New York City home Thursday of a alleged heart attack. He was 39. The news broke when a message was posted to his Facebook page around 9 a.m. that reads: 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 As France Info reports, Elias pursued an acting career and appeared in various television shows, theatre and film. After leaving Alliage in 1999, he also tried to launch a solo career and relocated to New York City in 2002. According to Wikipedia he met disco legend producer Nile Rodgers who invited him to cover the Sister Sledge’s "We Are Family" with Spike Lee.
Wiki also notes Elias performed in gay clubs and events in New York City, like Splash Bar and Tom of Finland.
We are personally shocked and saddened by this news as we have known Quentin Elias for over a decade. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and fans.
Quentin you will be missed. We love ya!