Wife of Eagles' Randy Meisner Found Dead After Gun Accidentally Fires

by Jackie Willis 10:07 AM PST, March 07, 2016
Playing Wife of Eagles' Randy Meisner Found Dead After Gun Accidentally Fires

Lana Rae Meisner, the 63-year-old wife of former Eagles member Randy Meisner, was found dead on Sunday night after she was "tragically shot when she moved a firearm that accidentally discharged," according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The LAPD received a call around 7 p.m. at a house in North Hollywood, California, and found Lana Rae Meisner suffering from a single gunshot wound. She was pronounced dead on the scene.

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Earlier in the day, the officers had received another call from a woman at around 5:30 p.m. from the same house, asking for assistance for a possibly intoxicated man on the property. The officers took a domestic violence report and left the residence.

According a press release issued by the LAPD, an investigation by Valley Bureau detective personnel and the Los Angeles Coroner's Office have determined that Lana Rae's death was accidental. "Mrs. Meisner was moving a rifle that was stored inside a case in a closet," the statement reads. "As she lifted the rifle in the case, another item within the case shifted and hit the trigger of the rifle causing it to fire and fatally injure Mrs. Meisner."

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Police have also said her husband was "cooperative" throughout the investigation.

Randy, 69, was one of the founding members of the Eagles, and co-wrote the hit song, "Take It to the Limit." He left the band in 1977 and married Lana Rae, his second wife, in 1996.

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