Death is very important to maintaining life, all over nature. Plants die to feed multiple different animals. Many animals die to feed other animals. When fires destroy and kill off forests full of trees, new plants and trees can now grow and live their own lives.
Nature balances will try to balance itself to maintain life and death since nature can only support so many of any one type of living thing before that thing destroys too many resources for it to survive.
Death is a very important part of the equation of life.