Well he should be dead anyways.
Originally Posted by chinsee
When he trained with Urahara to regain his Shinigami powers, they severed his chain of fate (I think that's what it was called).
And in the beginning when Orohimes hollow brother seperated her sould from her body (and both were linked by the chain), he said she'd die if the chain was severed.
Naturally that should mean that Ichigo is aleady that as it is. But then again, Bleach can be confusing sometimes.
"For Feanor was made the mightiest in all parts of body and mind, in valour, in endurance, in beauty, in understanding, in skill, in strength and subtlety alike, of all the Children of Illuvatar, and a bright flame was in him"