Is Portgas D. Ace Dead In One Piece?

Ace was a formidable fighter and the Whitebeard Pirates’ second division commander

Ace is only seen in flashbacks in Wano arc

Luffy finds out that Otama has been waiting for news of Ace

Luffy revealed that Ace died two years ago

Yamato’s loss is compounded by the fact that she still has Ace’s Vivre card