Is dead. But, as we know from Slaughterhouse-Five, he continues to be alive throughout time. However, from our limited and human perception of 4th dimensional movement, his personal time line has ended.
Kurt Vonnegut, Junior is a man I respect as an author, as an Indiana native, and as a person. His works, of which I have not read nearly enough, have astounded and troubled me, in the best way possible. I'm not even sure what to write concerning this. I suppose I can just sum it up in his words.
So it goes.