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Wife Of Former Eagles Bassist Accidentally Shot Herself Dead, Police Say
The wife of former Eagles bassist Randy Meisner was killed in their Studio City home when a gun accidentally discharged.
Lana Rae Mesiner, 63, died in the couple's home in the 3700 block of Eureka Drive in Studio City yesterday evening at about 7:10 p.m., according to a release from the LAPD.
Police had gone to the house earlier that day at about 5:30 p.m. after a woman called police requesting help with a man who was possibly drunk. According to TMZ, Lana Meisner called police to report that Randy Meisner was waving a BB gun about and behaving "erratically." Police took a domestic violence incident report before leaving the scene.
At about 7 p.m., police responded to reports of a shooting at the same address. When they arrived, police found that Lana Meisner had been shot once and killed. Detectives and the L.A. Coroner's office determined that she had been moving a case in a closet that contained a rifle when another object inside the case shifted, hit the trigger and caused the weapon to accidentally discharge. Police said that Randy Meisner was cooperative throughout the investigation.
The couple married in 1996, after dating for several years. Randy Meisner, who turns 70 tomorrow, co-founded the Eagles in 1971, but quit the band in 1977.
Last year, L.A. County Superior Court Judge David Cunningham appointed Randy Meisner a temporary conservator after Meisner allegedly told staff at a hospital in Encino that he was going to shoot them with an AK-47, which he did not have.