Here are some past Storybooks about birth and Storybooks about death that can give you some ideas.
For more stories to consider, consider these links:
All the major characters from the Ramayana have unusual birth stories: Rama and his brothers, Sita, and Hanuman. So too for the heroes and heroines of the Mahabharata: Bhishma, Satyavati, the brothers Dhritarashtra and Pandu, Karna, the Pandavas, the Kauravas, Draupadi, Sikhandin and Parikshit.
Some of the most dramatic moments in the epics involve the deaths of the characters (often, but not only, in battle). Here are some characters to consider from the Ramayana: Dasharatha, Maricha, Jatayu, Vali, Kumbhakarna, Indrajit, and Ravana. Likewise from the Mahabharata: Pandu, Madri, Kichaka, Bhishma, Abhimanyu, Jayadratha, Ghatotkacha, Drona, and Duryodhana.
You might also want to read about the god of death, Yama, who is shown in the image of a statue below: