Lupin assassin and ex-convict actor dies aged 56

Adama Niane - Image Twitter Omar Sy

The French actor Adama Niane who was best known for his role as an assassin and ex-convict in the popular Netflix series Lupin has died.

The actor’s death was reported by the Metro on Monday, January 30 although the cause of death was not given.

Lupin, in which Niane played Léonard Kone, became one of the most-watched non-English series on Netflix and was based on a character created in 1905 by France’s Maurice LeBlanc. The show went on to become the first French series to hit the top 10 spot on Netflix.

Niane played many more roles and had attracted a solid following both among fans and his peers, many of whom have taken to social media to share fond memories.

Lupin co-star Omar Sy, who plays Assane Diop, described the Lupin assassin and friend as a “man of rare benevolence.

“I extend my deep condolences to the loved ones of Adama Niane, an immense actor alongside whom I had the chance and the pleasure of playing.

“A man of rare benevolence… May his soul rest in peace.”

Thank you for taking the time to read this article, do remember to come back and check The Euro Weekly News website for all your up-to-date local and international news stories and remember, you can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

FacebookTwitterRedditWhatsAppTelegramLinkedInEmailCopy Link
Go Back
Written by

Peter McLaren-Kennedy

Originally from South Africa, Peter is based on the Costa Blanca and is a web reporter for the Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at