very minor TFATWS spoilers and major Endgame spoilers
I feel like we're probably not supposed to know the answer to this, but I'm curious if there is anything that is definite here.
At the end of Endgame, Steve lives his life out in the 40's with Peggy, returning to the present as an old man and passing his shield on to Sam. This is the last we see of him. In TFATWS, which takes place fairly recently after the events of Endgame, according to the director, Steve is referred to as being "gone." There was speculation from the trailer that the scene from episode 1 would be at his funeral, but it was not. I was wondering, when Sam ambiguously said that Steve was "gone," if this meant that he was dead, but nothing was set in stone.
Sam and Bucky talked more about Steve in episode 5, still referring to him as "gone." I've heard people theorizing that Steve is just in a retirement home somewhere, but if this is the case it's interesting that he's had absolutely no contact with his old friends, especially Bucky, who is going through so much.
My theory is that Marvel just doesn't want to confirm Steve as being dead, but all signs seem to point there. Is there any sort of confirmation on this topic?