Is ghost alive mw2?

Ghost gets shot Point Blanc by a .44 Magnum round. Even if he was wearing Kevlar(bulletproof vest, and Kevlar CAN STOP a 44 mag round up to 20m) he wouldnt survive. BUT even if he did, he was then burned to death and left to die. There is a SLIGHT chance of Ghost being alive, because in COD4 MW, it looked as if Cpt.Price was dead but later in the MW2 campaign he ended up to be alive. So, there is a small chance that Ghost could come back in the MW3 campaign... but its highly unliquely.