If this is the case, then it is not the case.
Step 1: Ensure the device is fully charged did. It is not uncommon for a dead battery. If the device is fully charged but still unresponsive, move on to step 2.
Step 2: Perform a hard reset of your device. To do this press and hold the power and home button for a few seconds until you see the apple logo. The device should restart normally and the screen should be responsive.