If Gadhafi is indeed dead, I would not be surprised. Gadhafi was never likely to surrender. Gadhafi was different from Hosni Mubarak, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali or even Bashar al-Assad. These other figures are bureacrats or sons of the founders of their respective states. Gadhafi, in contrast, was a founder himself. He initiated the coup that brought him into power. He was more a Fidel-Castro-type-figure - originally very charismatic and militarily skillful. He took risks. He was not a bureaucrat who would lay down the sword and go quietly into the night.