Schrodinger's Klivian: If Hobbie collides with an AT-AT, he can be regarded as existing in the seemingly contradictory state of being both alive and dead, at least until Wedge recounts the (possibly tall) tale to new Rogue Squadron recruits. All kidding aside, this is a really disappointing decision. I'm a bit iffy on the subject of having characters, even secondary ones, who were really fleshed out in Legends and have long, rich backstories killed off - at least for seemingly no reason in a really pointless manner. If it was an original story in something major like a novel or a video game? Sure. But a casual throwaway line or a sidebar in a sourcebook? That's got to sting for long-time fans of the character (or anyone holding out hope that the old Rogue Squadron gang was going to come back in some capacity).