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Liara always was ready to do anything for Shepard(she was the one, who've done everything to bring him back while others simply moved on) and she knew that he won't return from this assault. I thought that such an action is something in her character(and it seems that I wasn't the only one).
yeah I feel it is in her character. but i feel that shepared didn't die if you chosed control because then he could create a New bodie like what harbinger did or soverign did with saren except his bodie would look similar between the illusive man and saren and he could create multipule versions of himslef like one on every planet which his friends are on and with liara being the shadow broker and him the vanguard of civilization they live in peace together insering the continued peace together with there daughter . well thats what i like to think at least
He isn't dead in case of "Destroy" either. But no one knew how the Crucible will work and Shepard was ready to sacrifice himself not to fire it, but to simply open Citadel for it. It was the first time when luck was on his side so he may get that far. He's not the one known for his luck after all.
I doubt that he can be counted as being alive in control. He's there, but how can you be sure it's still him(in sense of still having personality, emotions, humanity)? I'm not saying that he's become evil or something like that, but who said that this person(it almost openly stated that while being based on Shepard, it's not him. For example Cortana isn't Dr. Halsey despite being her copy in some sense) will even consider contacting the simple mortals whose time is so short?