Randy Meisner — a founding member of the Eagles, who co-wrote and sang the band’s hit song “Take It to the Limit” — has died.
He was 77.
Meisner is survived by his three children with his first wife, Jennifer Lee Barton – but who are they?
Randy Meisner children
Dana Scott Meisner, Heather Leigh Meisner, and Eric Shane Meisner are the children of Randy Meisner and Jennifer Lee Barton.
Who is Dana Scott Meisner?
Dana Scott Meisner ( born November 1963 ) is the first child of Randy Meisner and his high school sweetheart Jennifer Lee Barton
Dana is now 60 years old.
Though little is known about Dana, he did surface into the public spotlight in 2016 after the bassist’s second wife, Lana Rae, died in a tragic shooting accident.
Who is Heather Leigh and Eric Shane Meisner?
Heather Leigh and Eric Shane Meisner are Randy’s twins, born seven years after Dana in May of 1970.
Details on Heather and Eric is also scarce, but like their older brother, they were involved in the drama surrounding Randy’s relationship with their stepmother Lana.
Per CBS News, Heather wrote in a conservatorship petition that she “controls who can speak to my father, and who cannot,” as well as leveling an accusation that Lana had a special password for staff at a residential center to know who to allow to talk to him.
However, Randy, estranged from his children completely at the time, allegedly told a psychiatrist during a 2015 evaluation that he believed his ex-wife Jennifer was working in tandem with his daughter to remove Lana from his life and to “control his money.”
Who was Randall Herman Meisner?
Randall Herman Meisner (March 8, 1946 – July 26, 2023) was an American musician, singer, songwriter and founding member of the Eagles.
Throughout his professional musical career, Meisner’s main role was that of bassist and backing high-harmony vocalist as a group member and session musician.
He co-wrote the Eagles hit song “Take It to the Limit”, which he also sang.