Seurat died in Paris in his parents' home on 29 March 1891 at the age of 31.The cause of his death is uncertain, and has been variously attributed to a form of meningitis, pneumonia, infectious angina, and diphtheria. His son died two weeks later from the same disease.His last ambitious work, The Circus, was left unfinished at the time of his death.

30 March 1891 a commemorative service was held in the church of Saint-Vincent-de-Paul.Seurat was interred 31 March 1891 at Cimetière du Père-Lachaise.

At the time of Seurat's death, Madeleine was pregnant with a second child who died during or shortly after birth.

Circus. 1891. Musee d'Orsay station

Corner of the Harbour of Honfeur. 1886. Salon des Independants.

Le Chahut. 1890. Kroller-Muller.