Queen of Versailles Stars' Daughter Dead at 18

Victoria Siegel found unresponsive at Fla. home of parents David and Jackie Siegel
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 8, 2015 9:41 AM CDT
Queen of Versailles Stars' Daughter Dead at 18
This image released by Magnolia Pictures shows David Siegel, left, and Jackie Siegel, subjects of the documentary "The Queen of Versailles."   (AP Photo/Magnolia Pictures, Lauren Greenfield)

Authorities say the 18-year-old daughter of the stars of the documentary Queen of Versailles has died after being found unresponsive at their home near Orlando. Orange County Sheriff's spokesman Jeff Williamson says Victoria Siegel was found by deputies at the family's home in Windermere on Saturday afternoon. She was declared dead at a nearby hospital; a medical examiner will determine the cause of death. Victoria was the daughter of David and Jackie Siegel, stars of Lauren Greenfield's 2012 documentary, Queen of Versailles, which followed the family as they built a second, 90,000-square-foot mansion. David Siegel later sued Greenfield for "false and defamatory statements," but he lost the lawsuit in March 2014.

David Siegel is the founder of Orlando-based time-share company Westgate Resorts. His wife is a former Mrs. Florida America. "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," a post on Jackie Siegel's Facebook page read yesterday, per the Orlando Sentinel. "As more information comes out the family will share it, until that time there is no comment." The family recently appeared on an episode of ABC's Wife Swap, the Sentinel notes. (More David Siegel stories.)

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