Bronkhorst explained that, on the night of July 1, he was accompanied by
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We can't imagine what it must be like to lose a child.
Victoria Siegel was found unresponsive in her home last month, before being rushed to Health Center Hospital in Florida. Sadly, she was pronounced dead while at the medical facility, because of what we now know was a drug overdose.
After releasing the results of her autopsy, which was conducted back in June, Queen of Versailles stars Jackie and David Siegel are speaking out about their daughter's untimely passing.
Her father reveals that the 18-year-old suffered from anxiety, saying:
"Victoria was the perfect storm. She had trouble getting through high school, she didn't like school, so she wasn't making good grades. She did graduate, but when she graduated, she didn't plan to go to college, at least not right away."
He explained that a therapist prescribed her some Xanax, which is how she ultimately developed a drug addiction. The autopsy showed that Victoria's death was the result of a lethal combination of pain and depression medication — specifically methadone and sertraline.
Her parents say they believe it was cyberbullying that forced their daughter to turn to drugs that fateful day.
That weekend was her one-month anniversary with her boyfriend, a man who was eight years older than her and shared a daughter with his ex.
David and Jackie let Victoria stay home from a family trip to Utah so she could celebrate with him, since they were nervous she would relapse if they didn't.
The morning her body was found, her boyfriend's ex was paying him a visit, when she snatched his phone to text Victoria. David explains his daughter was being cyberbullied:
Last month, 18-year-old Victoria Siegel was found unresponsive in her family home, and was later pronounced dead after being rushed to Health Center Hospital in Florida.
Around the time she passed, a spokesperson for the family thought it was probable that the daughter of Queen of Versailles stars David and Jackie Siegel had taken drugs before she died. They conducted an autopsy so they could know for sure.
Now, results of the examination have been released, and reveal the 18-year-old was killed because of "acute methadone and sertraline toxicity," which refers to a lethal mixture of drugs.
Methadone is for pain medication, while Sertraline — AKA Zoloft — is a depression drug. Tragically, combining the two ultimately resulted in her death, which the coroner is calling an accident.
The spokesperson said that Victoria had been working to overcome her addiction, but on the morning of her death, she allegedly received hurtful texts sent from her boyfriend's phone that had been written by his ex.
He added it was possible this cyberbullying is what drove her to take drugs.
We can't imagine losing a child, and our hearts go out to everyone affected by Victoria's untimely passing.
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Despite Bobbi Kristina's recent autopsy results, things are still looking bad for the late star's boyfriend, Nick Gordon. As the R&B scion's love faces a lawsuit from her estate, it appears that the District Attorney's office is also looking to press charges for involuntary manslaughter.
Sources relayed that Nick may be charged for his part in acquiring drugs for the starlet on the day she was found unresponsive and facedown in the bathtub.
As we previously reported, the results of BK's autopsy won't help the D.A.'s case as they will only prove
Oh wow. This is so sad.
Back in February, Parks and Recreation's Harris Wittels was sadly found dead in his Los Angeles home due to what may have been a possible drug overdose.
Of course, police couldn't say for sure at the time, but it seems they were spot on.
According to a coroner's report, it's now being revealed the 30-year-old P&R Executive Producer did indeed tragically pass away because of an accidental heroin OD.
The report goes on to reveal "drug paraphernalia, including a spoon, syringe cap and remnants of latex balloons were recovered from the scene."
Our thoughts are with his family and friends.
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With a lot of success comes a lot of pressure.
And after Macklemore had such an incredible year in 2014, he admitted he fell off the wagon a little bit. The recovering addict and his musical partner, Ryan Lewis, had won several awards and their songs were dominating the charts.
But, the 32-year-old explained that the attention and new, crazy lifestyle caused him to recently relapse and get back into drugs, specifically marijuana and pills:
"I held it together for a while. But, eventually, I stopped going to my 12-step meetings. I was burnt out. I was super-stressed. We weren't sleeping — doing a show every day, zigzagging all over the country. In terms of the media I was getting put into a box that I never saw for myself. The pressure and the fame — everything. All the clichés, man — like not being able to walk around, having no privacy, and from this TV appearance to this TV appearance, and the criticism, and the lack of connection, and the lack of meetings — all of that put into one pie was just…I just wanted to escape."
But one day, his fiancée, Tricia Davis, found some drugs he had been hiding, which forced him to press pause on his using habits, at least for a little while. But unfortunately, he explained, it didn't last very long:
"I sat in a car, a hot boxed car — I thought that was a good idea — and got high. And then the next day it was like, ‘What's up with the weed?' And once I'm there, it's over."
As much as he wanted to stop, the rapper revealed he just couldn't convince himself to quit:
"You know, like, Monday, I'ma stop…. OK. Tuesday, I'ma stop…. OK, f—k it, I might as well go on to the weekend. Sunday, I'm done. But after this bag of weed…"
It even began to invade his professional life:
Alicia Silverstone's brother, David, was arrested Monday on marijuana charges in northern California.
The 43-year-old was booked for cultivating and processing marijuana, as well as possession with intent to sell — a reported 181 plants were seized at his farm several hours north of San Francisco.
David was released about an hour after booking, with a bond listed at $25,000.
No word yet on any reaction from Alicia, but those could be some serious charges depending on the next few legal steps.
Who knew Cher Horowitz had a Travis Birkenstock-like brother IRL!?
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Well, Snoop Dogg finds himself in some international legal hot water!
Police in Uppsala, Sweden pulled the rapper's car over on Saturday after he finished his concert in the city. They arrested and booked the rapper, alleging he was driving under the influence of narcotics.
According to police captain Daniel Nilsson, the incident sounded pretty simple from their perspective: