The Eagles: Randy Meisner dead at 77 years old, what health condition did he suffer from?

Homepage - Entertainment

The world lost a legend recently when Randy Meisner died. Here's what happened to the musician, and what the Eagles have to say about the loss.

Eagles is synonymous with 70s rock and for good reason. Being the makers of iconic songs such as Hotel California, Desperado, and Take It Easy, the band has earned a name and place for itself given their immense popularity even till today.

For those of you who don’t know the inside of the band, here it is. The Eagles have four founding members - Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, and Randy Meisner. Glenn Frey, its frontman passed away in 2016, and recently, another iconic member of the band bid farewell to the world. Recently, it was announced that Randy Meisner has breathed his last. Here’s what happened.

Randy Meisner dies at 77

Being famous for his role as a bassist for the band, Randy Meisner has played a pivotal role in shaping the rock/pop band in its glory days. Randy, who wrote and sang ‘Take It To The Limit’ passed away last week after suffering from complications that stemmed from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, as per Rolling Stone. Fans from all over the world were shocked to hear of his passing.

Eagles announce the untimely death

The death of Randy Meisner was announced on the official Eagles website, and it said:

“As the original bass player for the pioneering country-rock group, Poco, Randy was at the forefront of the musical revolution that began in Los Angeles, in the late 1960s.”

It also included this small excerpt from the Eagles themselves, which said:

“Randy was an integral part of the Eagles and instrumental in the early success of the band. His vocal range was astonishing, as is evident on his signature ballad, ‘Take It to the Limit,’”.

Accolades received by Randy Meisner

Randy who was a regular to visit Los Angeles, had only music on his mind. He started his mainstream music career as a bassist for the band Poco. And slowly he formed the Eagles with the other band members, and there was no stopping them. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, along with the rest of the band, and needless to say, it was a big feather on his cap.

Honouring the skills of Randy Meisner

The world as a whole mourned the death of Randy Meisner. The music industry has collectively come together to talk about and honour the role Randy Meisner and the Eagles played in their lives. Among the people who paid a tribute to Meisner, was his former Eagles bandmate Don Felder, he posted the following about Randy on his Instagram page:

"It breaks my heart to hear of his passing. His voice stirred millions of souls every time he sang Take It To The Limit. The crowd would EXPLODE with cheers and applause. We had some wild and wicked fun memories together, brother. God bless you Randy for bringing so many people joy and happiness. RIP, my friend."

Joe Walsh, who is also an Eagles guitarist, said the following about the bassist in a post, as per Fox News:

“An honor and privilege to share the stage with, Randy was a great guy with an unforgettable voice. Here's to always being a dreamer, my friend. RIP”

Among the famous people mourning the loss of Randy Meisner, the world saw actor Jamie Lee Curtis, who shared a heartfelt post that read:

"The Eagles were A BIG part of the soundtrack of my life. Randy Meisner added so much vocally to the group. I don't know if any of you have watched it, but HISTORY OF THE EAGLES : The story of an American band by Allison Eastwood is a personal favorite and an annual watch. Sad to hear that Randy died today. Another angel voice gone."

Read more:

Robbie Williams is still struggling with Covid-19 as he has problems performing on stage

Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney hit by heartbreaking news

Sinead O'Connor's cause of death still a mystery as she dies at the age of 56

Another icon has passed away at the age of 96, Tony Bennett

© Paul Natkin / Contributor / Getty_Images

More news