I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but Nintendo's beloved hero, Link of The Legend of Zelda franchise, is dead. No, not the Hero of Time version of the character, nor the Hero of Wind or any of the other recent incarnations. I'm talking about the original Link who starred in the two Legend of Zeldatitles for the Nintendo Entertainment System back in the 1980s. New evidence sheds light on the fact that the original Link passed away following Zelda II: The Adventure of Link which, in turn, forced Nintendo to recast the role and begin focusing their narrative efforts on prequels. What evidence is that? Link's death mask has been unearthed after all these years. Tiny Cartridge is trying to pass it offas a mere Halloween mask from years ago currently for sale on eBay, but I'm not buying that explanation. This is a death mask if I've ever seen one.