Former Eagles Member Randy Meisner’s Wife Shot to Death: Reports
The New York Post reported that Lana Meisner, 63, called police earlier on Sunday due to a domestic violence incident. TMZ said she told police Randy “was waiving a BB gun and acting erratically.”
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Later on Sunday, Randy Meisner called police back to their home, telling police she “shot herself or was killed by accident, as she searched for something in the closet,” reported the Post.
She was reaching for an item in a darkened closet when the gun went off, police told the Post.
“There was an accidental discharge of the firearm. It was completely accidental, there is nothing indicative of a murder, homicide or a suicide,” LAPD Det. Gus Barrientos said.
He added: “It’s a weird accident, that’s all I can say. There was absolutely no struggle, just a freak accident.”
TMZ claimed that Randy Meisner, 69, was taken to the hospital at 4:45 a.m. on Monday morning and was “acting in an altered state.”
According to the New York Daily News, no arrests were made and a press release will be issued on Monday afternoon by police.
Meisner helped form the Eagles in September 1971, and usually played the bass and added backing vocals. He played guitar on Desperado, On the Border, and Hotel California. He also wrote or co-wrote songs on the group’s first five albums, including the hit Take It to the Limit. Meisner formally quit the band in September of 1977 and launched a solo career.