|"[Dustpelt died while YOU were away on your walk, RiverClan attacked us.]"|
|— Sandstorm to Starpaw in Starkit's Prophecy, Chapter 8|
|Cause of Death|
|Cause of Death:||Died in battle with RiverClan|
- When Firestar tells Starpaw that ThunderClan is at war with the other clans she is very shocked. Sandstorm then explains that Dustpelt was killed in a battle with RiverClan while Starpaw was out on her walk.
- Shortly after, Hollyleaf and Tigerstar attack the camp, "killing" Jayfeather and kidnapping Firestar. Starpaw, now Stargleam, is furious and calls a patrol of cats to join her to rescue Firestar. Dustpelt is one of the cats she calls, despite recently being told that he died. Whether Stargleam forgot about him dying in her grief or if Sandstorm was misinformed is unknown.
- Unidentified kits: Status Unknown
- Firestar: "[We need you to help defeat Blackstar and ShadowClan, and all the other clans. They are trying to attack us; we're in the middle of a war.]"
- Starpaw: "[Oh my gosh WE ARE?]"
- Sandstorm: "[Yeah Dustpelt died while YOU were away on your walk, RiverClan attacked us.]"
- —Sandstorm explains Dustpelt's death Starkit's Prophecy, Chapter 8
- "[EVERYONE FOLLOW ME. FLAMEPAW, LAKEPAW, DUSTPELT, MOM, LIONBLAZE FOLLOW ME. I NEED A PATROL.]"
- —Stargleam calls Dustpelt to her patrol Starkit's Prophecy, Chapter 10