Death is so many things and for a lot of us it is also a fear. In fact, in a survey done years ago it showed that the fear of death is one of the greatest fear in the world, second only to the fear of public speaking.
But how one views death will greatly change their lives, this is why Christianity find the resurrection of Christ to be an important and significant part of their faith. This being that without this event the religion itself wouldn’t exist. It is because that it speaks of a VICTORY over death. A victory which those who follow Him also share with Him.