Originally Posted by The Special One
I don't think he's dead yet. We need to know how he got the Mangekyou Sharingan, and if he's dead, there's no way we'd fine out. Kakashi also knows a lot about Minato, which is something Naruto needs to hear as Kakashi was once a student studying under Naruto's father.
Agreed, there are too many unanswered questions about Kakashi for him to die. Plus he is the only person really left to tell Naruto about Minato, unless the toads know a bit about him. Which even if they did, they wouldn't know as much as Kakashi.