Life Ex-wife of the deceased Linkin Park frontman receives half the fee By weekster Posted on December 21, 2019 1 min read Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Samantha Bennington, the ex-wife of the late Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington, has received 50% of the royalties from the band. The woman had submitted this request to the manager of Chester’s estate and that has been approved by the judge, TMZ reports. Samantha, who was married to the singer from 1996 to 2005 and has a son with him, now owns part of the studio recordings of Linkin Park and merchandise. Talinda, Chester’s widow, is the estate administrator and did not appeal the request. The Linkin Park singer ended his life in 2017 at the age of 41.