All dying stars form life, eventually. All of them, because life is a by-product of a star's evolution in stellar metamorphosis.
So the question, "does life exist in the universe other than here", can be reworded, "does a star die?".
Yes, most evolved stars will have these things (plants, animals, bugs and lots of things that can and will kill you with efficiency) on their surfaces. They are like giant petri dishes.
It would be best to determine how to tackle our own bugs before we go to other stars, meaning disease, atmospheric conditions to spread that same disease, etc.