What happens if a beneficiary dies before the maker of a Will?

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A grandparent recently passed away. She had four children. When her Will was written all her children were alive and she named them to "share her estate equally" not naming her children by name. It is a very simple Will. Years before her passing one of her children passed away. The grandparent never changed her Will. Are the children of the child who passed away entitled to their mother's share of the grandmother's estate? No grandchildren are named in the grandmother's Will.

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