Late Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington‘s ex-wife will receive 50 percent of his royalties from the band, according to TMZ.
Samantha Olit, who was married to Bennington from 1996 until 2005, filed a claim with the Bennington estate two years ago demanding the royalties as well as child support. The child support portion was withdrawn back in June. Samantha had one child with Chester, a son named Draven born in April 2002.
The executor of the estate, Chester’s widow Talinda Bennington, allowed the claim to proceed to the probate court. The claim also includes a share of the non-touring merchandise, publishing rights and a share of the master sound records.
Chester married Talinda shortly after his divorce from Samantha, and had three children with her. It was revealed in October 2017 that Chester — who committed suicide in July of that year — left his entire estate to his widow and his six children.