In the Death Note series, it is seen that while L and Soichiro Yagami are observing Light through the cameras, L says that he used to do a lot of pointless things at the age of seventeen.

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Later, we see that he is giving the same exam as Light, who is seventeen years old at that time.

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This made me curious. What exactly is L's age?

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    L joined Kira's school under a false identity, so he likely lied about his age too. Him looking older than the average student is one of the less strange thing about him.
    – Philipp
    Feb 8, 2016 at 16:23

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As stated in the wikia, L's age is 24-25 years old.

Also, in Death Note 13: How to Read, it is stated that L was born on October 31, 1979 and died on November 5, 2004. From this we can calculate that L was 25 years old at the time of his death.

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