Lana Rae Meisner, Wife of Eagles Cofounder Randy Meisner, Shot and Killed

Randy Meisner of The Eagles
Randy Meisner of the Eagles performs on March 6, 1981, in Chicago. 

Lana Rae Meisner, the wife of Eagles cofounder Randy Meisner, was shot and killed on Sunday, March 6, inside the couple's home in Studio City, California.

The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed to Rolling Stone that a "death investigation" was taking place on the 3700 block of Eureka Avenue, where the couple live.

"There was an accidental discharge of the firearm," LAPD Detective Gus Barrientos told the New York Post on Sunday night. "It was completely accidental, there is nothing indicative of a murder, homicide or a suicide… It’s a weird accident, that’s all I can say. There was absolutely no struggle, just a freak accident."

Police told Page Six that the woman, whose identity they did not confirm, was reaching for something in a dark closet when the gun fired off by accident.

The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner added to Reuters that the incident was being classified as accidental. The medical examiner's office confirmed the victim was Lana Rae Meisner.

Randy and Lana were just months away from their 20th wedding anniversary. It's been a rough year for the band. Just this past January, former member Glenn Frey passed away after complications from pneumonia, arthritis and colitis.

 

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