Five years afterward, in TA 2994, members of the colony were attacked by orcs while near Mirrormere and driven through the East-gate into Moria. Náli was killed in a battle while defending the Bridge of Khazad-dûm and the Second Hall alongside Lóni and Frár.
Portrayals in adaptations
Nali appears in Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Video Game. Different from novel, Nali in that game is a travveler, which come to West for business, and says to Frodo he will return to Erebor after his job conculeded. He fate is afterwards is unknown.