French comedian Adama Niane passed away at the age of 56. The causes of his death have not been revealed. He was known as the lawyer Sébastien Sangha of “Plus belle la vie” and one of the antagonists of the series “Lupin”.
Actor Adama Niane has died at the age of 56, announced on Instagram director Olivier Abbou, who gave him the lead role in his film Furie and worked with him on the Maroni series. No cause of death has yet been given. Omar Sy, who had filmed with him in Lupin, paid tribute to him:
A graduate of the Institute of Theatrical Studies in Paris III, Adama Niane trained in theater with Philippe Duclos at the Ateliers du TGP (Ateliers Gérard Philipe). Recognized actor on stage, he plays in numerous plays under the direction of Richard Bean, Pascal Jouan and Stéphanie Loïk, among others.
It was in 1992 that the actor appeared for the first time on television in the series Commissaire Moulin. Accustomed to small roles (as in the films Baise-moi, 35 Rhums and series PJ, Boulevard du Palais), Adama Niane is best known to the general public for the character of Sébastien Sangha, lawyer in the series Plus belle la vie.
With L’Affaire SK1, the actor gets his first big role in the cinema, coldly playing the killer of eastern Paris Guy Georges, who terrified the capital in the 1990s. Alongside Raphaël Personnaz, he delivers a performance particularly striking.
Starring in the criminal odyssey with a seventies atmosphere, Le Gang des Antillais (2016), Adama Niane finds an intense role, three years later, in Furie. In this violent thriller, he portrays a father caught in a spiral of violence when, on his return from vacation, he finds his house squatted…
On the small skylight side, Adama Niane takes part in the criminal series La Mante centered on the hunt for a serial killer, then in the Sam series (16 episodes) or Lupin (7 episodes). His last appearance was to play one of the characters from The Island of 30 Coffins, available on Salto.