'Queen of Versailles' Couple's Daughter Dies at 18

Jacqueline Siegel via the Orlando Sentinel
The Siegels in 2005: David holding Drew, with wife Jacqueline, and (from left) Daniel, Victoria, David, Debbie.

Victoria's family was the subject of the 2012 documentary, with her father suing the director for defamation.

Victoria Siegel, whose family was the subject of the 2012 documentary The Queen of Versailles, has died, the Orlando Sentinel reports. She was 18.

Siegel was found unresponsive in her family's Windermere, Fla., home on Saturday at around 2 p.m., a sheriff's office spokesperson told the Sentinel. She was taken to a hospital in Ocoee and was pronounced dead. 

The medical examiner did not yet know the cause or manner of her death, the publication reports.

On Sunday, Victoria's mother Jackie Siegel took to Facebook to address her daughter's death.

"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," Jackie wrote. "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."

Director Lauren Greenfield's The Queen of Versailles focuses on Victoria's family, including her father, David Siegel, who founded timeshare firm Westgate Resorts. The film shows the family as they attempt to build a lavish home amid the recent economic downturn. David sued Greenfield for defamation, but lost.

The Siegels appeared on the June 3 episode of Celebrity Wife Swap. "We are saddened to learn of Victoria’s passing," a show rep told The Hollywood Reporter in a statement. "Our thoughts and prayers are with Jackie, David and their family."

Victoria is survived by her parents and seven siblings. Jackie's Facebook post can be seen below, along with a promo for the family's Wife Swap episode that Jackie posted to YouTube on May 28.

It is with great sadness that we ask you to respect our privacy during this tragic time and the loss of our beloved...

Posted by Jacqueline Siegel on Sunday, June 7, 2015

June 8 at 9:00 a.m. Updated with Celebrity Wife Swap statement. 

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