^Nick Sr has been redundant since Secret Warriors. There is a reason he is retired or else he'd be tried for 70 years worth of SHIELD related war crimes.
They killed Nick Fury in the 90s too and made a fairly big deal of it.
Given the lack of a deal of it in OS, this strongly suggests that was probably a robot.
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We have Steve & Eli Bradley(Patriot of Young Avengers)
Eli is more like Bucky actually.