Victoria Siegel, daughter of billionaire couple David and Jackie Siegel, who featured in the 2012 documentary “Queen of Versailles” chronicling the building of the family’s super mansion, died on Saturday. She was found unresponsive by a housekeeper in the family’s home in Windermere, Florida.
The family was away for a wedding in Utah.
Orange County Sheriff’s Spokesman Jeff Williamson said that CPR was performed on Victoria, subsequent to which she was taken to the Health Central Hospital in Ocoee. However, she was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Family attorney and spokesman Michael Marder said that Victoria had recently been released from rehab following her addiction to prescription drugs.
According to Orlando Sentinel, Marder said in a written statement, “The Siegel family is devastated and heartbroken by the loss of their beloved Victoria. 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.”
Victoria graduated from Olympia High School in 2014. The prescription drugs she was consuming were part of the treatment she was receiving for her seizures. However, Marder did not reveal what medication it was.
He said, “Unfortunately she became dependent [on the prescription drugs] and struggled with this condition. She voluntarily underwent rehabilitation and was working hard to address this problem…
“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.”
Victoria’s autopsy had been completed on June 8, though the circumstances surrounding her death were not revealed as the toxicology report was yet to be completed. Tony Miranda, spokesman for the Orange-Osceola Medical Examiner’s Office, said that a complete autopsy report could be made public in three months.
Victoria’s mother, Jackie, issued a statement on Facebook, saying, “It is with great sadness that we ask you to respect our privacy during this tragic time and the loss of our beloved daughter, Victoria. Thank you all for your prayers and for your support. As more information comes out the family will share it, until that time there is no comment.”
Victoria was the second eldest of her parents’ children.
A private funeral has been planned by the Siegel family for Tuesday.
According to E! Online, David and Jackie and their children appeared on ABC’s Celebrity Swap on June 3. Jackie swapped homes with actress Juliet Reeves London, wife of Jeremy London.
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