Still. How many times do they have to kill that guy?
Hey, we didn't actually see him die the last time. The bugs were crawling all over his shield and a few minutes later his ship plowed into the surface -- but there was plenty of time for him to ring out in the meantime.
Since then, of course, he's been working on mass drivers to propel the asteroid with his name on it. That's why we haven't seen him.