(SUN UK ) THE nurse who took a prank call from two Australian DJs asking about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge has been found dead this morning.
Mum-of-two Jacintha Saldanha, 46, is believed to have committed suicide as police are not treating the death as suspicious.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge issued a statement saying they were “deeply saddened” by the death of Jacintha, described by the hospital as an “excellent nurse” who was “well respected and popular” with colleagues.
A statement from the family of the tragic nurse said they are “deeply saddened by the loss of our beloved Jacintha”.
DJs Mel Greig and Michael Christian made the prank call from Down Under, impersonating Prince Charles and the Queen to get information about Kate’s condition.
The duo — whose station is notorious for courting controversy — were amazed when their dodgy uppercrust British accents got them put through to Kate’s ward.
Tonight Australian radio station 2Day FM said the DJs were “shocked” and “will not return to their radio show until further notice out of respect for what can only be described as a tragedy”. (read more)