Without knowing all the details, it looks like they had a valid contract and now the estate (wife/lawyer?) has realized that a payout won't entitle them to any future royalties. Still a letter 3 or 4 days later, probably before the poor guy was even in the ground certainly means they were just waiting for him to go. Such a low class move.
Yeah it seems like Becker's wife and lawyers are way out of line here claiming the Buy/Sell agreement is no longer valid. And to issue the letter 4 days after his death? Fuck them. On the other hand, how does one determine what the Becker estate's shares of Steely Dan are worth?
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