The 19-year-old daughter of one of the most flamboyant billionaires in America was found dead in one of her family’s homes. Victoria Siegel was the second eldest of David Siegel’s eight children from his marriage to Jackie Mallery.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. She Died of a Drug Overdose
Police were called the home at around 2 p.m. on June 6. First responders performed CPR on the girl and rushed her to Health Central Hospital in Ocoee where she was pronounced dead. Victoria Siegel died of a drug overdose, reports WKMG. The station also reported that she had been discovered by the family’s housekeeper.
2. She Went by the Nickname ‘Rikki’
A Facebook page for Siegel shows little information. It’s attributed to a Rikki Siegel, which was her nickname. It says that she’s a native of Miami but now lives in Windermere, Florida.
3. The Siegel Family Is Asking for Privacy
A spokesman for David Siegel says he’ll be making a statement in the coming days about his daughter’s death. On her Facebook page, Siegel’s wife, Jacqueline wrote:
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. Thank you all for your prayers and for your support.
As more information comes out the family will share it, until that time there is no comment.
4. The Family Was the Subject of a Controversial 2012 Documentary
The Siegel family were featured in the 2012 documentary Queen of Versailles. The movie, which was directed by Lauren Greenfield, showed David Siegel and his wife, Jackie, trying to build the largest single family home in America. The Siegel family were thoroughly unhappy with the results of the documentary and twice filed suit against the filmmakers. In an interview about the movie, Lauren Greenfield spoke of how interesting Victoria was:
Victoria kind of made herself more important by what happens in the end because in the beginning she’s this prepubescent, awkward, shy, slightly overweight girl and by the end she’s this beautiful young woman who is somehow self-realized and is the only one who stands up to her dad, and kind of says to her mom, ‘Why aren’t you standing up to him?’
In a separate piece about the movie, Greenfield noted that Victoria was the possessor of a “creepy doll collection.”
5. She’s Being Mourned on Twitter
There’s been an outpouring of emotion on Twitter following the news of Victoria’s death.