Originally Posted by Dark Raven
Mandarin has died in the comics before but come back to life through various means. Even if he does seemingly die, who is to say he can't come back? And the simple answer to everything would be that it was an LMD.
That's how Stane and others have survived.
And who the heck is Laufey?
Frost Giant King. The one Loki tested out his patented Spear-Through-Chest maneuver on, before Son of Coul in the Avengers. (Committing patricide in the process.)