French actor who starred in Netflix series Lupin dies aged 56

Adama Niane played the role of assassin Leonard Kone in the Netflix show and the films Get In and Baise-Moi. Tributes have poured in for the actor following the news of his death.

Actor Omar Sy who co-starred with Niane in Lupin shared a message on Twitter following the news of his death.

He wrote: “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.”

Film director Olivier Abbou offered his condolences branding the actor a “hero”.

He posted: “It is with immense sadness that I learned of the passing of Adam Niane, with whom I had the pleasure of working on the 2 seasons of Maroni and Fury.

“We haven’t left each other for 4 years, sharing intense human and artistic adventures at the end of the world, Guyana, St Pierre and Miquelon and even Lille.

“He was engaged, lit, whole, talented, powerful. He was my hero, a friend, and an accomplice. Go in peace.”

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