The moment Steve Jobs resigned from Apple, out sprung many quotes and snippets, reminiscent of his greatness.
That's the nature of the world - legacy is not meant to be lived. The duty then falls upon the rest of us to ensure that said legacy is not misquoted.
Note: By "dead" I mean figuratively the notion that someone is no longer doing the things that we customarily associate them with. Conversely, by "living", I mean figuratively the notion that someone still exist within our space of operation; ie - still a threat.