No! GiRaM is not dead!
Well, I know that nothing has been commited since a long long time now. But I'm still working on GiRaM from time to time.
The GiRaM development is now in a rewriting process, so there isn't really many things to show up. The rendering module is just started but allow to write a xml file in the GiRaM fully open format, that is you'll be able to use parts of GiRaM's code to write your own loader/saver. I'm looking forward to use the Collada format.
And yes, I know this isn't spectacular at all ;).