Nurse Pranked at Kate Middleton's London Hospital 'Commits Suicide'; Palace 'Deeply Saddened' by Events (VIDEO)

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A nurse who was pranked by two Australian DJs at the London hospital where Kate Middleton was being treated for morning sickness died Friday of an apparent suicide, according to multiple reports.

The nurse, identified as Jacintha Saldanha, was found at an address just around the corner from King Edward VII's Hospital. Paramedics were called to the scene Friday, but were unable to revive her.

The official cause of death has not been released, though Scotland Yard is treating it as a possible suicide.

Saldanha was the victim of a prank phone call on Wednesday after Mel Greig and Michael Christian of Sydney station 2Day FM called the hospital pretending to be the Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles. She then transferred the call to another nurse, who gave an update on Middleton's condition, according to TMZ.

In wake of the news, a spokesperson for the Palace said that Prince William and Kate Middleton were "deeply saddened" by Saldanha's death.

"Their Royal Highnesses were looked after so wonderfully well at all times by everybody at King Edward VII Hospital, and their thoughts and prayers are with Jacintha Saldanha's family, friends and colleagues at this very sad time," the spokesperson said.

Middleton was hospitalized on Monday for hyperemesis gravidarum.

Listen to the call, below.

She was discharged on Thursday.

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  • John
    John

    The Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard did the same thing just 24 hours later when she went on another Australian radio station and claimed the World was going to end. But in the wake of this tragedy there's been NO apology from her, just a few tut tut comments because she saw it as a 'media opportunity' . What if somebody suffering from a mental disorder took her stupid joke seriously and committed suicide, or worse went and harmed somebody else. Not much to laugh about then eh Julia.

  • Jo
    Jo

    The prank call might not have been the main reason why she died. though it is certainly possible it had contributed, given the awful timing of the womans death. RIP

  • lr
    lr

    OMG! the australian people made her commit SUICIDE if I was them i would feel ashamed of myself and veryy awfull :((