Everything can become life. Life is in everything. What we consider dead, has the potential to become alive. What is alive, entails death.
People in the old days believed universe was alive. Should we stop making fun of this opinion? Dying is just something we imagined, something we invented. Living is just something we imagined, something we invented. Arbitrary characteristics, based on nothing.
Oh, you fool human! Oh, you arrogant men! What made you think you can define life? The soul of the universe penetrates everything. Who are you to deny its existence?