With this, I quote Anton LaVey:
"Life is like a good party. And no one wants to leave a good party".
That could be a reason people fear it, Otherwise, I guess it's just the ignorance they ahve to what is after life. What happens after death. I guess we fear the unknown. HOWEVER, i find it amusing how people fear death (We also celebrate Birthdays, as a whole "Yaya, you're alive for another year" when it's also "Yay! You're one more year closer to dying!"). As for my outlook, I say Life is the imprisonment, Death is the redemption.