‘The Queen Of Versailles’ Tragedy: Parents Blame Film For Daughter’s OD Death
Florida billionaires Jackie and David Siegel experienced a parents' worst nightmare when their reality TV mega-mansion dream turned into a death sentence for their fragile teen daughter.Victoria Siegel, nicknamed "Rikki," passed away on June 6, 2015, after a long and rocky battle with addiction and depression possibly stemming from her time on her family's documentary, The Queen of Versailles. She was just 18 at the time, and there is not a day that goes by that her heartbroken parents don't wish they could've seen the signs. Photo Getty Images To honor the teen, Jackie and David have published a book, "Victoria's Voice: Our Daughter's Losing Battle with Drug Abuse," about their daughter's struggle and tragic end. In it, they included pages from the teen's diary and chilling images and poems she illustrated while battling her demons.In an emotional interview with ABC news, the parents open up about Victoria's secret life as a recluse addict and divulge the last words she wrote them before her death. They also reveal their new mission: to stop the opioid crisis once and for all. She began to suffer from anxiety and to be bullied in school about her weight and her wealthy family's lifestyle."That was kind of the beginning of the end for Victoria. That movie embarrassed her, she was kind of on the chubby side at the time," says David in the interview.He added that the teen started going on crash diets to slim down."The bullying was very difficult for her and I have a feeling that's why she started experimenting with drugs," says Jackie. she began exceeding her doses and relying on the pills. Eventually, she began experimenting with other drugs such as marijuana, cocaine and Adderall — a habit her parents noticed when it was too late."All the money in the world can't bring my daughter back," Jackie tells ABC. "It felt like a dark cloud came over our family."Victoria's diary features an entire page scribbled with the word "pills" and the phrase "I love pills." the day after Victoria's funeral, he told his executives to take over his timeshare empire, Westgate Resorts, so he could concentrate all his efforts on solving the drug epidemic.The two started the Victoria Siegel foundation to help struggling teens and their families. So far, they've raised millions of dollars and have contributed to the production and distribution of Narcan, the drug that saves victims while they're overdosing.A great part of what they do is also educate families, teens and parents on the dangers and many sides of addiction."If I had known what I know now back then, she'd still be alive," says David of daughter Victoria.We pay for juicy info! Do you have a story for RadarOnline.com? Email us at , or call us at 800-344-9598 any time, day or night.The post 'The Queen Of Versailles' Tragedy: Parents Blame Film For Daughter's OD Death appeared first on RadarOnline.