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A family spokesperson said it's still not known what caused the sudden death of Victoria Siegel, 18

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June 08, 2015 09:00 PM

In a statement, the Siegel family has expressed its grief over the loss of daughter Victoria, 18, who died on Saturday died on Saturday after having been found unconscious the Florida mansion made famous by the 2012 documentary about her family, The Queen of Versailles.

Matthew Marder, the family’s spokesman, said David and Jacqueline Siegel and their seven children are “devastated and heartbroken.”

“Victoria was a beautiful spirit with a wonderful smile who was greatly loved, and will be deeply missed.”

In the statement, Marder also addressed rumors that Victoria had died as a result of an overdosed, explaining that the teen had a history of seizures, developed a dependency on the medication used to treat these seizures and ultimately underwent a voluntary rehab program to break the dependency.

Marder urged the public to hold off on making assumptions about Victoria’s cause of death at this point.

“It is likely that Victoria ingested one or more drugs prior to her death. However, we cannot determine at this time whether or not the drugs she took were in fact prescribed medication, something else, or where and how these drugs may have been obtained,” Marder said in the statement. “We will have these answers as the investigation continues and the toxicology report is released.”

According to Marder, an autopsy did not conclusively determine the cause of death.

The Siegels were attending a wedding in Park City, Utah, when a housekeeper found Victoria and called for emergency services. David and Jackie Siegel returned that day to Florida.

“The family is deeply appreciative of the outpouring of support that they have received and request that their privacy be respected while they mourn their loss,” Marder said in the statement.

According to the police report from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, deputies arrived at the home of David and Jacqueline Siegel at 2:05 pm on Saturday in response to an emergency call about an unresponsive woman. Victoria was taken to Health Central Hospital in Ocoee, Florida, where she was pronounced dead.

David is the founder of the Orlando-based Westgate Resorts, which is the largest timeshare company in the world. The Siegels were profiled in the documentary Queen of Versailles, which focused on their 90,000-square foot mansion. The family was also profiled on Wednesday’s episode of the ABC series Celebrity Wife Swap, which had Jackie Siegel switching homes with actress Juliet Reeves London.

Actor Jeremy London posted to Twitter saying he was “heartbroken” for the family.

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