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Omaha Steve

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Thu Jul 27, 2023, 08:09 PM Jul 2023

Randy Meisner, founding member of the Eagles and singer of 'Take It to the Limit,' dies at 77 [View all]

Source: AP

By HILLEL ITALIE
Updated 6:54 PM CDT, July 27, 2023

NEW YORK (AP) — Randy Meisner, a founding member of the Eagles who added high harmonies to such favorites as “Take It Easy” and “The Best of My Love” and stepped out front for the waltz-time ballad “Take It to the Limit,” has died, the band said Thursday.

Meisner died Wednesday night in Los Angeles of complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the Eagles said in a statement. He was 77.

The bassist had endured numerous afflictions in recent years and personal tragedy in 2016 when his wife, Lana Rae Meisner, accidentally shot herself and died. Meanwhile, Randy Meisner had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and had severe issues with alcohol, according to court records and comments made during a 2015 hearing in which a judge ordered Meisner to receive constant medical care.

Called “the sweetest man in the music business” by former bandmate Don Felder, the baby-faced Meisner joined Don Henley, Glenn Frey and Bernie Leadon in the early 1970s to form a quintessential Los Angeles band and one of the most popular acts in history.

Read more: https://apnews.com/article/eagles-musician-randy-meisner-obit-b4f9bdabdc17f8e789262fb8023c5f7d

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RIP Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jul 2023 #1
Been listening to The Eagles a lot recently. COL Mustard Jul 2023 #8
... 2naSalit Jul 2023 #2
This makes me sad. MuseRider Jul 2023 #3
Same here ailsagirl Jul 2023 #20
Me too and very depressed ... R-I-P Randy 🕯 nt Raine Jul 2023 #30
Very sorry to hear it. There was a time when I thought 77 was old... Glorfindel Jul 2023 #4
Like you, I used to think that COL Mustard Jul 2023 #11
Yeah it went from old to a goal pretty quick lol n/t Cheezoholic Jul 2023 #19
I know he had a hard life RIP Randy TexasBushwhacker Jul 2023 #5
I love the Eagles. They were part of my soundtrack growing up. Take PatrickforB Jul 2023 #6
Likewise. I drive very little these days but when i do have their CD on. It's a roadtrip must-have. onetexan Jul 2023 #29
We saw them summer of 2015. Whole band except of course Felder underpants Jul 2023 #7
Not really a fan AND I know what it's like to lose favorite musicians; sorry to hear this. electric_blue68 Jul 2023 #9
.... Docreed2003 Jul 2023 #10
May Randy Meisner Rest in Peace and May his Memory be a Blessing. n/t iluvtennis Jul 2023 #12
Damn Botany Jul 2023 #13
Oh geez 😟 Duppers Jul 2023 #14
Sad news. Rest in peace. Thank you for the music. LoisB Jul 2023 #15
my musical faves are dropping like flies RussBLib Jul 2023 #16
Knowing it and experiencing it MuseRider Jul 2023 #22
RIP... Wounded Bear Jul 2023 #17
Rip treestar Jul 2023 #18
... littlemissmartypants Jul 2023 #21
Sorry to hear this. Grew up to the sound of his voice. RIP. Wingus Dingus Jul 2023 #23
Rest in Peace, Randy. You & your band eased my struggles in the early 70's. ancianita Jul 2023 #24
The BBC concert was especially awesome 👌. rubbersole Jul 2023 #28
Forgive me as I wasn't alive in the '70s... SouthBayDem Jul 2023 #25
Adorable. ancianita Jul 2023 #26
My favorite band ever Bayard Jul 2023 #27
"Take it to the limit" is my favorite Eagles song. oldsoftie Jul 2023 #31
I was reading their Wiki page just Thursday morning Jimbo S Jul 2023 #32
R.I.P. Randy WestMichRad Jul 2023 #33
RIP area51 Jul 2023 #34
Such a fine tenor voice. Paladin Jul 2023 #35
R.I.P. dalton99a Jul 2023 #36
I think Glenn Frey treated him dirty--much as he did Felder. lastlib Jul 2023 #37
I have read that the only bigger asshole than Don Henley was Glenn Fry. twodogsbarking Jul 2023 #39
Really? whathehell Jul 2023 #40
Oops..Never mind whathehell Jul 2023 #41
I watched a documentary about them lastlib Jul 2023 #42
Peace world wide wally Jul 2023 #38
I Wish Him Peace. lastlib Jul 2023 #43
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