Tony is not dead
"But, but, but... they pulled a sheet over him!"
So what? Since when does pulling a sheet over someone make them dead? I pull a sheet over myself every night, and I'm not dead yet. (Or maybe I am and I'm typing to you from beyond the graaave... whooooooooooo...)
Moving on, pulling a sheet over someone does not a dead body make. Just look at President Palmer! They pulled a sheet over him over 12 hours ago, and now we've got his brother Wayne trying to get to the sitting President to let him know that the whole thing was staged.
Mark my words: Palmer and Tony will both return... as sheet ghosts!
Either that, or Palmer was written out of the show so that he could film that new PoS "The Unit", and Tony was written out so he could star in... um...
See?? He can't possibly be dead, because he doesn't have another project coming up on IMDB.
Edgar has more coming.
Michelle likewise has more coming.
Palmer has "The Unit" (but isn't actually dead).
Samwise has a ton, including one called "Cowboys for Christ." (Weird)
Even Kim had a reason to be written off.
Tony's got nothing—hence, no reason for the writers to kill him, hence he's not dead.