The wife of founding Eagles member Randy Meisner accidentally shot herself dead Sunday after a drunken domestic disturbance at the couple’s California home, police said.
Lana Rae Meisner, 63, called the cops around 5:30 p.m. to report a drunken man in their Studio City house. Police took a domestic violence report and left without incident.
But Randy Meisner, 69, called police about 90 minutes later, saying his wife had been shot, police said.
His wife died in a closet after a rifle accidentally fired, hitting her in the face or head, a police source told the Daily News. She had tried lifting the gun from a case, but another item in the case hit the trigger and pulled it, police said.
“Based on the evidence at the scene, it appears to be a complete accident,” a police source said.
“No foul play whatsoever. There is nothing indicative that it was a murder at all.”
Randy was in another part of the house when the gun went off, police said.
He was not injured in the fatal accident, but was transported to a hospital Monday morning, though his condition was not immediately clear, police said. The former Eagles bassist has not been charged for any crime.
The details of the domestic disturbance are unknown. TMZ reported Randy was “acting erratically” and waving a BB gun, but police did not confirm those details.
The couple had faced bizarre turmoil in the past year. A conservatorship court battle in July revealed Randy Meisner had threatened murder-suicide with an AK-47 while staying at an Encino hospital earlier that year. But he did not have a weapon with him at the time.
The case alleged the one-time Eagle had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
A friend said in the case that Meisner’s wife ignored his health problems and battles with substance abuse. She allegedly kept her husband in a “state of near-constant inebriation” while wasting his royalties, according to TMZ.
Lana Meisner stormed out of the courtroom when a judge appointed a temporary guardian for her husband.
The rock star’s lawyer said the reports of mental problems were “widely overblown,” and Randy told TMZ the couple was “doing great.”