Marc Cortez shared the above image. I think it actually helps get at a serious point. The role of death in the process is the thing that bothers some people about evolution. And yet, as the person who wrote in their own answer realized, death is not a problem unique to one viewpoint or even to evolution. Death is a reality, and no system of thought can pretend that their view makes everything disappear that seems disturbing on other views.
To the extent that nature is or is not “red in tooth and claw,” that is an issue that arises from what we observe, and not just a particular scientific theory about the evidence.