Family Addresses Circumstances Surrounding Victoria Siegel's Death

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On Saturday, 18-year-old Victoria Siegel -- daughter David and Jacqueline Siegel, the subjects of the 2012 documentary The Queen of Versailles and owners of Westgate Resorts -- was found unresponsive at the family's Windermere, Fla. home, and was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
The Siegel family released a new statement on Monday evening to ET addressing the circumstances surrounding the death of their young daughter.
"The Siegel family is devastated and heartbroken by the loss of their beloved Victoria,” the statement begins. "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."
The statement goes on to detail the events surrounding the discovery of Victoria, saying that she had stayed at the family's Florida home while her parents attended a wedding in Park City, Utah on the day she died.
It also addressed speculation regarding the possibility that drugs played a role in Victoria's death, saying, "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."
The statement went on to add, "While an autopsy has been performed the cause of death has not been determined. 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."
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"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 statement concludes.
An autopsy has been completed but the cause and manner of death is pending toxicology results, which may take eight to 10 weeks.
You can read the Siegel family's full statement below:
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. 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. The Siegel family was attending a wedding in Park City, Utah over the weekend of June 6th. The family was planning to return to Orlando on Sunday, June 7th to begin a family cruise on the following Monday. At approximately 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 6th, Victoria was found by a housekeeper at the Siegel residence and emergency medical personnel were summoned to the residence. Unfortunately, resuscitation efforts were unsuccessful. David and Jacqueline were immediately notified and returned to Orlando the same day. While an autopsy has been performed the cause of death has not been determined. 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. We will have these answers as the investigation continues and the toxicology report is released. 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.
More on Victoria's shocking and tragic passing can be found in the video below.