Elias died on February 25, 2014 in his home on Staten Island, New York .  The following day, miscellaneous posts on social media networks started circulating news about his death from massive heart failure due to excessive steroid use or human growth hormone.   As speculation and confusion grew about the news, and in a bid to put a halt to ever-increasing and at times conflicting news and speculations once and for all, Quentin Elias management had to put a notice his Facebook page later on February 26, that said: "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"  After the management's release, most French and US media outlets confirmed it in their later news dispatches on February 26 and 27. The family put a note on his Facebook page on February 27, 2014 saying "Quentin Elias passed away at his home in New York on February 25th, 2014. The family would like to thank everyone for supporting Quentin's career as he truly loved to perform for his loving fans."