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Founding Eagles Member Randy Meisner’s Wife Shot Dead

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The wife of co-founding Eagles member Randy Meisner was found shot to death in the couple’s Studio City, California home.

According to Billboard, the LAPD received a report of the shooting through a call placed from the residence at 5:30 pm PST on March 6. 63-year-old Lana Rae Meisner was found inside fatally injured with a single gunshot wound.

Reuters reports that police had responded to another call placed from the home about an hour and a half prior, which was written up as a domestic violence incident. According to TMZ, the caller explained that Randy Meisner was “acting erratically” and was armed with a BB gun. He was later transported to a local hospital under the suspicion that he was in an “altered state.”

However, the LAPD has determined that Lana Rae Meisner’s death was accidental and have cleared her husband of any wrongdoing. Reports say that Meisner was moving a rifle placed inside a case when it bumped into another object and fired accidentally, fatally injuring her.

Randy Meisner was a bassist and backing vocalist for the Eagles until 1977, when he was replaced by Timothy B. Schmit. He has reportedly struggled with mental issues including bipolar disorder for many years. In January 2015, he was placed under 24-hour supervision after threatening to commit a murder-suicide with an AK-47 while visiting a hospital.

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