If OoT Link died, they should have made a game on it or something. Thing about Zelda is that they made to many random time sequences, so Nintendo covers it up by saying they did it on purpose and makes up stuff that hadn't happen in any games, like OoT Link dying and the Sages flooding Hyrule for Wind Waker to take place.
The time sequences ain't random at all, no. Hyrule Historia 'n such is proof that it's not a load'a shit that randomly falls into place haphazardly. Games like Twilight Princess and Wind Waker which clearly exist on different timeline splits from Ocarina of Time and it's detailed as such in the games themselves. At the same time, it's damn-well obvious a series that has gone on for 25 years has had quite a bit of improvisation in how the games' stories will link to the past (ba-dum-pssh.jpeg) and such. There's no proof as to when or why they decided to tie all the alternate timeline madness into things, but I'm confident it hasn't been utterly random since before TP, perhaps even around the time of WW/Minish Cap/etc. they were beginning to tie in all the timeline madness.
Since after TP, I have absolutely no doubt Ninty has been officially takin' into accounts all the timeline lore into account when developing Zelda games.
Well, it seems TP was somehwere before OoT, based on a VERY observant player I heard him saying on a [different forum website] that TP Ganon doesn't mention anything about a previous Link or even recognize the Master Sword. Wierd right? I need to check that out really good to find out. I mean, TP can't be the second in the timeline, can't it?; after Skyward Sword? Is that in the timeline even?
Don't mean t' be rude, but I think you should do some good research on them Zelda timelines before you discuss such things any further (just visit the Zelda wiki). TP is 100 years after Ocarina of Time. Even 'fore I looked into the whole timeline nonsense I felt that was how it was. And t' show I ain't full'a shit (who'd of thought):