After Light tries to kill Near using a snippet he has, Touta Matsuda, enraged, shoots him, before he dies at the hands of Ryuk. Following Lights defeat, Near becomes the third L. During the epilogue of the manga, Matsuda proposes a theory that Near had used the Death Note on Mikami, which would assure his victory.
Does Mello and Near die in Death Note?
Near and Mello were introduced in the twenty-sixth episode of the anime, titled “Renewal”, as Ls first and second successors respectively. After kidnapping Takada, Mello is killed by his hostage when she writes his name on a small piece of the Death Note hidden in her bra.
Why did light not kill Near?
To add to Vixens answer, Light didnt kill the Task Force before Near was even in the picture because they posed him no threat. Initially, he only killed criminals, and later he started killing everyone opposing his utopia. However, they were working for him then, so there was no need to kill them.
What kills people in Death Note?
If the cause of death is written within the next 40 seconds of writing the persons name, it will happen. If the cause of death is not specified, the person will simply die of a heart attack. After writing the cause of death, details of the death should be written in the next 6 minutes and 40 seconds.