"Your brother is dead," said Hanuman sadly. "He was trying to protect Rama's wife Sita from Ravana, and Ravana killed him."
Inspired by: Sita: An Illustrated Retelling of the Ramayana by Devdutt Pattanaik
Notes: This story is on p. 187 of the book. In Valmiki's Ramayana, this is the Kishkindha Kanda (Book 4), sarga 60. Pattanaik notes that in folklore, Sampati's story explains the origin of vultures: when he could not fly like an eagle, the gods granted him the ability to survive on the flesh of corpses, and thus vultures are scavengers of the dead even today.