The third tsuchikage will die in the next chapter (or two).
The scene is pretty much set for a heroic death, and Kishi’s already set so many obstacles in front of Onoki that nobody will question his future death, which unfortunately also makes his death predictable/ less impactful.
People in his village already alluded to the fact that Onoki is way past his prime and he should have passed on his kage position to someone else. This is supported by his age and the trouble that comes with it e.g. hip going out, less chakra, etc…
Now he has been hit by a freakin’ meteor, and he barely survived, making him pretty much a sitting duck if it wasn’t for his strong will power. Onoki also fought for awhile, so it really begs the question if anybody will give Madara credit for killing Onoki? I’m sure the sacrifice will be worth it for the alliance, but I don’t see it further building Madara’s hype. If you think about it zombie Madara is actually building Kabuto’s hype, since he upgraded him, and it is obvious that Madara wasn’t experienced with the rinnegan (awakened short before his death), or with wood (wanted to try it out).
Anyhow, do you think the third tsuchikage will die? And do you think it will have an impact, or more importantly will you care?