So incredibly sad…
Yesterday we reported that, Victoria Siegel, daughter of David and Jackie Siegel, the stars of Queen of Versailles, was found dead this past weekend. Now a family rep has released a statement letting people know of Victoria's addiction with prescription meds as well as an update on the family.
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Michael Marder, the family spokesman said of the 18-year-old:
"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."
Marder also noted that the family was away at a wedding this past weekend and it was the housekeeper that found Victoria around 2 pm. Currently there is no cause of death, but an autopsy has already been performed. As these things sometimes take quite a bit of time, it could take up to 12 weeks to determine the cause of death.
Marder continues on the specifics of Victoria's death:
"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."
And the Siegel rep goes on to say,
"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."
We may have to wait quite a while to get more evidence on what could have happened to Victoria, but until then, our thoughts are with the Siegel family during this trying time.
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