PDH wrote:OK, I can't be bothered checking this on Wiki but my recollection is that he was pretending to be Xavier, right? They wrote Xavier out and then they got cold feet and said, 'No, wait, that was someone else disguised as Xavier. And now he's dead.'
Assuming this is broadly correct (it might not be) then I say, yeah. He gave his life for the X-Men. That's gotta count for something. Give the guy a break.
If you do
check wikipedia, he's not only considered an X-Man but "the first X-Man to die in action".
(Not that wikipedia is the real authority, just 'cause you brought it up.)