Victoria Siegel, the 18-year-old daughter of Jackie and David Siegel — whose lavish lifestyle was featured in the 2012 documentary The Queen of Versailles — was battling a prescription pill addiction at the time of her death on June 6, a family rep has confirmed in a statement.
Victoria — as a 12-year-old — in the documentary. (Photo Credit: Netflix, r/r)
“The Siegel family is devastated and heartbroken by the loss of their beloved Victoria, age 18. They are hurt, deeply wounded and they are grieving,” the statement by spokesperson Michael Marder reads.
“Victoria was a beautiful spirit with a wonderful smile who was greatly loved, and will be deeply missed. Victoria 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.”
It is with great sadness that we ask you to respect our privacy during this tragic time and the loss of our beloved...Posted by Jacqueline Siegel on Sunday, June 7, 2015
It is with great sadness that we ask you to respect our privacy during this tragic time and the loss of our beloved...
According to the statement, an autopsy failed to determine a cause of death and the family is still waiting on toxicology results for more information.
Jackie Siegel and her brood first achieved notoriety when they were profiled in filmmaker Lauren Greenberg’s 2012 documentary, The Queen of Versailles, which followed the wealthy family as they attempted to build one of the largest single-family, detached homes in the United States despite the on-going recession.
David sued the documentarian for “false and defamatory statements,” but ultimately lost the lawsuit in March 2014.
Our thoughts are with the Siegels as they mourn their loss.