Adama Niane Wiki – Bio
Adama Niane French actor born on August 23, 1966, and passed away on January 29, 2023, at the age of 56. What is the Cause of Death read more
The actor is best known for playing Leonard Kone in the 2021 Netflix heist show ‘Lupin’. Since the tragic news broke, a series of tributes have been pouring in from far and wide, with co-star Omar Sy leading the charge in condolences. Sy’s tweet had been written in French and read: “I extend my deepest condolences to the loved ones of Adama Niane, a tremendous actor whom I had the opportunity and pleasure to play alongside. A man of rare benevolence… May his soul rest in peace.” Niane’s cause of death has not been revealed as of yet.
Adama Niane was 56 years old.
Adama Niane, star of Lupine, dies at 56
French filmmaker Olivier Abbou, with whom Niane had worked on ‘Get In’, also posted a tribute on his Instagram account through a post that read: “It is with immense sadness that I learned of the passing of Adama Niane with whom I had the pleasure. from working on the 2 seasons of Maroni and Fury. We haven’t parted for 4 years, sharing intense human and artistic adventures at the end of the world, Guyana, Saint Pierre, and Miquelon. I was committed, enlightened, complete, talented, and powerful. He was My hero, a friend, and a partner in crime, go in peace.
J’adresse mes profondes condoléances aux proches d’Adama Niane, immense acteur au côté duquel j’ai eu la chance et le plaisir de jouer.
Un homme d’une bienveillance rare…Que son âme puisse reposer en paix. pic.twitter.com/aGdhYMf4gG
— Omar Sy (@OmarSy) January 29, 2023
Niane was last seen in the television series ‘L’lle aux 30 Cercueils’ (The Island of 30 Coffins), in which he played the role of Yannick Lantry. However, his portrayal of the murderer and ex-con Leonard Kone in ‘Lupin’ brought him international fame. The character is based on Maurice Leblanc’s novels, written over a century ago.
The show became a huge hit, with ‘Lupin’ becoming the first French show to achieve a spot on Netflix’s coveted ‘Top 10’ list. The show had been watched by millions in many countries, including Brazil, Vietnam, Argentina, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Poland. The show is based on LeBlanc’s novels, which follow the story of a man named Assane Diop, who lives a life like Arsene Lupin, a thief. While there have been many adaptations of the story over the years, it was the Netflix adaptation that gained the most popularity.
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