In the Bleach manga-volume 57, chapter 502, page 56-you see
Byakuya on a wall with blood splattered everywhere, and a man with white hair (sorry for me not knowing his name; I have yet to actually read the manga, besides the first three volumes) says, "It seems Byakuya Kuchiki is dead."
My question is: is Byakuya really dead, here, or does he come back and whatnot? This scene looks as though he is, but we've seen desperate situations-like this-in the past chapters (or episodes) of Bleach where the character isn't truly dead; they come back later making a dramatic entrance, looking even more badass than before. See what I mean?
This CAN'T be the end for Byakuya Kuchiki. It just can't!