Victoria Siegel, the daughter of Queen of Versailles subject Jackie Siegel, was remembered in her official obituary as a "caring soul" and "earthly angel" following her death at age 18 this past weekend.
"Victoria Elizabeth Siegel passed away unexpectedly on June 6, 2015, at her home in Windermere, Florida," read her obit published on the website of her funeral home. "Born November 25, 1996, Victoria was an earthly angel with a sensitive nature and caring soul. Her passions were art and poetry, and she loved her family and friends dearly. A 2014 graduate of Olympia High School."
The obit also revealed some insight into Victoria's future aspirations and dreams. "She planned on opening a sushi restaurant at the Cocoa Beach Pier called 'Rikki Tikki Tavern,'" it continued. "She was just starting photography and shot her Aunt Jessica's wedding as her first project. She also had many things on her bucket list like skydiving, professional poker player, deep sea fishing, opening a campsite, writing songs and so much more. She wanted to travel the world. She was a down to earth hippie girl."
This grounded nature was evident throughout Victoria's life. "Instead of a new car she wanted a 1970 Volkswagen station wagon van," the obit continued. "Some people called her Hippie Rikki. She preferred to be barefoot or in flip flops."
Her heart was huge, too. "She was one of the most sensitive down to earth girls you could ever meet," the obit read. "All who knew her will remember her kind heart, her soft spot for rescuing animals in need, and beautiful smile that could light up a room.”
A rep for the family confirmed to Us Weekly on Monday that the teenager was battling an addiction to prescription medication leading up to her death. “The Siegel family is devastated and heartbroken by the loss of their beloved Victoria, age 18. They are hurt, deeply wounded and they are grieving," family spokesman Michael Marder told Us. "Unfortunately she became dependent and struggled with this condition. She voluntarily underwent rehabilitation and was working hard to address this problem."
In the wake of her death, the teen leaves behind her parents, five brothers, and seven sisters. The Siegel family was featured in the smash 2012 documentary Queen of Versailles, which told the tale of billionaires David and Jackie Siegel building their 90,000-square-foot estate amidst the 2008 economic crisis.
Victoria's viewing and funeral were held on Tuesday, June 9. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to her memorial fund, which will help troubled teens get the help they need to lead healthy lives. "May her memory be a blessing to all whose lives she touched," the obit concluded.
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