Victoria Siegel, 18, was discovered unresponsive at her family’s ‘Seagull Island’ mansion Saturday by a local sheriff’s deputy around 2 pm. She was then taken to Health Central Hospital where she was pronounced dead. Investigators and medical examiners are still working to determine the cause and manner of death.
Victoria was the daughter of Westgate Resorts time share founder David Siegel. The Siegels also starred in Lauren Greenfield’s award-winning 2012 documentary ‘Queen of Versailles‘, which followed the family as they built another mansion – dubbed the ‘Versailles House’ – that aimed to be the largest and most expensive single-family house in the United States and how the declining U.S. economy made things difficult.
David Siegel has declined to comment on the situation, telling Sheriff spokesman Jeff Williams that he plans to make a statement regarding his daughters death in the coming days, but is requesting some private time to cope first. His wife Jackie Siegel made a small post on the family’s Facebook page outlining their current disposition, saying:
“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.”
It’s all a very strange situation, and with such little information about how she passed or whether or not she was alone at the mansion when she was found some people are beginning to ask questions. Though as mysterious as it all is, lets keep our tinfoil hats off and let this family mourn the death of their cherished family member. My heart goes out to the Siegel’s, not only for the tragedy they have just been hit with, but for having to potentially deal with all the conspiracy nuts that seem to come out of the woodwork when things like this happen. I sincerely hope that they haven’t yet been greeted by the internet’s disgusting underside, and that they have the mind to avoid the wave of speculation that is bound to arrive. Dealing with the death of your daughter is horrible enough, I can’t imagine the added grief if they have to deal with a group of strangers constantly insulting you online.