Death benefits shall be paid to a dependent widow or widower for life or until remarriage,
and, if there are no dependent children, as defined in section 8-41-501(1)(b) and (1)(c), at the time of remarriage, a two-year lump-sum benefit without discount, less any
lump sums previously paid, shall be paid to such widow or widower. Death benefits shall terminate upon the happening of any of the following contingencies
and shall thereupon survive to the remaining dependents, if any: Upon the death of
any dependent; when a child or brother or sister of the deceased reaches the age
of eighteen years, except as otherwise provided in sections 8-41-501(1)(b) and (1)(c) and 8-41-502; and upon the expiration of six years from the date of the death of the injured
employee in the case of partial dependents.
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