Victoria Siegel struggled with an addiction to prescription drugs prior to her death, a family representative said on June 8.
Victoria Siegel, the 18-year-old daughter of Queen of Versailles documentary stars David Siegel and Jackie Siegel, was found unresponsive at about 2 p.m. on June 6 by a housekeeper at the family compound on Green Island Cove in Windermere, Florida.
She was transported to Health Central Hospital where she was pronounced dead, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. According to the family rep, the Siegel family was attending a wedding in Park City, Utah, when the incident occurred.
David and Jackie Siegel and their seven kids are “devastated and heartbroken by the loss of their beloved Victoria”.
The family’s representative said: “They are hurt, deeply wounded and they are grieving. Victoria was a beautiful spirit with a wonderful smile who was greatly loved, and will be deeply missed.” She “had a history of seizures and was prescribed medication for this condition. Unfortunately she became dependent and struggled with this condition. She voluntarily underwent rehabilitation and was working hard to address this problem,” the rep added.
David and Jackie Siegel had planned to return to Orlando on June 7, to begin a family cruise on June 8.
“David and Jacqueline were immediately notified and returned to Orlando the same day,” the family rep explained.
An autopsy had been performed and the cause of Victoria’s death is pending until other test results are received.
Autopsy reports could take about 10 to 12 weeks to complete.
The family rep also said: “It is likely that Victoria ingested one or more drugs prior to her death.”
“However, we cannot determine at this time whether or not the drugs she took were in fact prescribed medication, something else, or where and how these drugs may have been obtained.”
Jacqueline Siegel confirmed Victoria’s death via Facebook on June 7.
“The family is deeply appreciative of the outpouring of support that they have received and request that their privacy be respected while they mourn their loss,” the rep said.
The billionaire couple, David and Jackie Siegel, is best known for starring in Lauren Greenfield’s 2012 documentary, Queen of Versailles, which followed the couple as they built a second 90,000-square-foot mansion, called the Versailles House. The building could be finished by David Siegel’s 80th birthday in May 2016.
David and Jackie Siegel and their eight kids – including Victoria – most recently appeared on Celebrity Wife Swap on June 3.
Victoria Siegel’s cause of death will be revealed in 8-10 weeks, the medical examiner’s office told RadarOnline.com.
Victoria Siegel, the 18-year-old daughter of Queen of Versailles stars David and Jackie Siegel, was found unresponsive by a housekeeper at her parents’ Seagull Island mansion on Green Island Cove on Saturday afternoon.
She was taken to a nearby hospital where she was later pronounced dead.
Victoria was the second eldest of David and Jackie Siegel’s eight children.
Despite rumors that Victoria Siegel overdosed on drugs before her shocking death, District Nine Medical Examiner’s Office spokesperson Sherry Blanton told RadarOnline: “All we have released is that it is a pending cause and manner of death,” adding that OD reports are just “speculation.”
Sherry Blanton said the cause of death will likely remain undetermined for the next two months while examiners complete testing, the Orlando, Florida, based office.
Jackie Siegel confirmed the sad news on her Facebook page on June 7.
According to reports, Victoria Siegel had returned home from rehab just weeks before her passing, leading many to believe her tragic death was drug-related.
Orange County Sheriff spokesman Jeff Williamson said: “The victim’s father has informed investigators that he will be making a statement in the coming days regarding the death of his daughter, and is requesting privacy at this time.”
David Siegel, 80, is the billionaire founder of the timeshare company Westgate Resorts.
Jackie and David Siegel gained fame and notoriety after the 2012 release of the documentary Queen Of Versailles which followed their attempts to build the self-proclaimed “largest home in America”.
The couple started the project in 2004 but it was stalled after David Siegel’s business was hit by recession.
David Siegel’s construction is back on and the sprawls 90,000ft and is expected to be complete by 2016. It has been valued from anywhere between $65 million to $75 million.
Victoria Siegel, the 18-year-old daughter of billionaire time share mogul David Siegel and former beauty queen Jackie Siegel, has died after being found unresponsive at their home near Orlando.
Orange County Sheriff’s spokesman Jeff Williamson said Victoria Siegel was found by deputies at the family’s home in Windermere on June 6. She was declared dead at a nearby hospital.
A medical examiner will determine the cause of death.
David and Jackie Siegel were featured in Lauren Greenfield’s 2012 documentary Queen of Versailles, which followed them as they built a second, 90,000-square-foot mansion during the height of the recession. David Siegel later sued Lauren Greenfield for “false and defamatory statements,” but lost the lawsuit in March 2014.
David Siegel is the founder of Orlando-based time-share company Westgate Resorts.
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