Randy Meisner, an Eagles founding member, had a tragic story. What happened with him?

Randy Meisner, a founding member of The Eagles, has died. The 77-year-old bassist and vocalist, who co-wrote and performed “Take It to the Limit,” died. According to the band, Meisner died Wednesday night as a consequence of complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).Randy was a critical member of the Eagles and was instrumental in the band’s early success, the band said in a brief statement. His vocal range was extraordinary, as proven by his famous ballad, ‘Take It to the Limit.’

According to the band, funeral arrangements are still being decided. In 1971, he co-founded The Eagles with Don Henley, Glen Frey, and Bernie Leadon after performing with the country-rock band Poco and Rick Nelson’s Stone Canyon Band. Meisner was the band’s bassist primarily, but he also wrote and sang on some of their best tunes. Meisner’s greatest success with the band was “Take It to the Limit,” released as the third single from the band’s 1975 album One of These Nights.Meisner left the band after the album Hotel California was completed in 1976.

He chose not to go on tour in support of the album. In 1981, Meisner remarked that if he had stayed, he could have double his money. But he was simply tired of touring. One is living a crazy life at double the normal rate. He chose sanity above money when the decision was between the two. Meisner supposedly was not invited to the Eagles’ 1994 reunion. He did perform with the band at their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in 1998, and he was requested to join them on their globe tour in 2013.

Due of his worsening health, he was unable to attend. In 2016, Meisner stated that the band helped pay for his medical treatment. He was married to Jennifer Lee Barton from 1963 to 1981, with whom he had three daughters, and then to Lana Rae from 1996 until her death in 2016. Lana accidentally shot and killed herself in March 2016. According to investigators, Meisner was not involved in the shooting.In a 2016 interview with Rock Cellar Magazine, Meisner reflected on the band’s journey and how their music survived rock critics.

It’s really wonderful to know that today’s students are paying attention. It’s old-fashioned music. He called the songs “good.” The lyrics, as well as the production and performance, are fantastic. That’s why they were so zealous about making Hotel California exceptional. They made assured that everything was correct. Meisner’s death comes just weeks after the Eagles’ surviving members announced plans for a farewell tour.

On September 7, 2023, they will embark on their “Long Goodbye” tour. Henley, Vince Gill, and Timothy B. Schmidt are the current members of the Eagles, who took over for Meisner in 1976. Deacon Frey, the late Frey’s son, will also be present. Frey passed away in 2016 at the age of 67.

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