The Buddha spoke that the cause of death is birth for once someone is born then death is a certainty. It is like a plane taking off – it will have to reach the plane’s ultimate destination. So Buddhism believes that the only way to escape death is not to be born and the only way to achieve this is to triumph over the inbuilt ego driven sensate desires.
This is what the Buddha intuited after enlightenment and he wrote;
Buddhists believe that whilst one is connected to existence through delusion and wanting then death is not the end of your life. To break this cycle was the Buddha’s message.