Death is a tax the soul has to pay for having had a name and a form.
Bowl of Saki, August 28, by Hazrat Inayat Khan
Commentary by Hazrat Inayat Khan:
All that is constructed is subject to destruction; all that is composed must be decomposed; all that is formed must be destroyed; that which has birth has death. But all this belongs to matter; the spirit which is absorbed by this formation of matter or by its mechanism lives, for spirit cannot die.