What happened to Lana Meisner? The spouse of founding Eagles bassist Randy Meisner died on March 6, 2016. Details about her death explored.
On July 27, 2023, the Eagles reported their former bandmate, Randy Meisner, died on Wednesday night at 77 years old.
In a statement from the band obtained by AP News, it was revealed Meisner died of complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
But years before his death, he had lost his partner, Lana Rae Meisner, in 2016 in a tragic accident, and her death became a hot topic in the media. But, what happened to Lana Meisner? Read on for more.
Who was Randy Meisner’s wife, Lana Rae?
Lana Rae was the wife of the Eagles bassist, Randy Meisner.
The two began dating in 1984 while Lana was working as a cocktail waitress in Encino, Los Angeles.
The two dated for nearly a decade before they tied the knot in November 1996.
Throughout their marriage, they had a few complications.
In April 2015, one year before Lana passed, TMZ reported that Randy’s friend, James Newton, had filed legal documents claiming that Lana was mistreating Randy.
Randy responded by saying Newton, who was seeking a conservatorship, was not a close friend and that he was “doing great.”
In July 2015, the Daily News reported Randy was put under court-mandated supervision after being diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
The couple were married for 20 years before she died in their Studio City, California, home.
What happened to Lana Rae Meisner?
On March 6, 2016, Lana Rae Meisner died after she was fatally shot in the head.
The Los Angeles Police Department said in a statement that Randy called the police after the incident occurred around 7 pm.
In a statement released to ABC News, they said: “When officers arrived they found Mrs. Meisner suffering from a single gunshot wound.”
After an investigation was carried out, Lana’s death was ruled a self-inflicted accident.
“After a thorough investigation by Valley Bureau detective personnel and the Los Angeles Coroner’s Office, it was determined that Mrs. Meisner’s death was accidental,” the report read.
“Mrs. Meisner was moving a rifle that was stored inside a case in a closet. 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.”
They also mentioned that: “Mr. Meisner was cooperative throughout the investigation.”
This incident came after the police visited their home only two hours before after responding to “a radio call of a woman asking for police assistance for a possibly intoxicated male suspect.”
Authorities pulled up to the scene, took a domestic violence incident report, and left.