Victoria Siegel’s autopsy has revealed the “Queen of Versailles” star’s cause of death. The 18-year-old star died earlier in the summer and now the reasons behind her sudden death have been revealed. People shared the details on Wednesday.
Reports indicate that Victoria Siegel’s autopsy revealed “acute methadone and sertraline toxicity,” and the “Queen of Versailles” star’s death has been ruled an accident. Siegel died on June 6 and at the time of her passing, the family had indicated that there may have been drugs of some kind involved in her death. She was found unresponsive in the family’s Florida home while they were out of town.
Sertraline is more commonly known as Zoloft and is used for depression. The family has shared that Siegel had started taking prescription drugs for a seizure condition, but she later struggled with a dependency to the medications. She reportedly had gone through rehabilitation a month or so before her death, but her struggles with her addiction had continued.
The family reported that on the day of her death, Victoria had received some hateful text messages from her boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend via his phone. The family says that they can’t know for certain that the messages had anything to do with the girl’s death. The messages, the family says, were “clearly intended to hurt Victoria” though.
The Wrap details that Victoria Siegel’s autopsy indicates that the “Queen of Versailles” star died from a fatal overdose of the drugs. The toxicology report indicated that Siegel’s bloodstream had levels of both methadone and sertraline that could have been fatal on their own. Her bloodstream had 26 times the proper amount of sertraline for those taking the prescription regularly.
The report adds that the volume of drugs ingested likely led to fluid in the teen’s lungs, respiratory issues and eventually heart failure. The results of Victoria Siegel’s autopsy do not necessarily come to a surprise to those close to her, but they do surely provide some answers and a bit of closure. The “Queen of Versailles” family has set up the Victoria Siegel Foundation to help support and raise awareness to families and youth affected by substance abuse.