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Kate Middleton

Hospital Nurse Found Dead After Radio Prank ... Suicide Suspected

12/7/2012 7:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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8:30 AM PT -- Law enforcement sources tell us ... cops are NOT planning on conducting a criminal investigation into the death at this point ... and believe there was no foul play.

We're told a post-mortem examination (autopsy) is currently being scheduled and is expected to be conducted in the next few days.

Meanwhile, Kate and William's rep has issued a statement on behalf of the royals saying they are "deeply saddened" by the news ... adding, "Their thoughts and prayers are with Jacintha Saldanha’s family, friends and colleagues at this very sad time."

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A nurse at the hospital where Kate Middleton was treated for morning sickness this week has been found dead ... and suicide is suspected -- after she mistakenly transferred a prank radio call to Kate's hospital room.

According to law enforcement, the woman was found dead at an address near King Edward VII hospital, where she worked, around 9:30 AM this morning.

Paramedics were dispatched to the scene but were unable to revive her. Scotland Yard is treating the death as a possible suicide.

The woman -- a nurse identified as Jacintha Saldanha -- was the victim of a prank by an Australian radio station, which called King Edward VII hospital on Wednesday pretending to be the Queen of England (with a terrible accent) and asking to speak to Kate.



The nurse immediately transferred the call to Kate's room, where another nurse then nervously explained Kate's condition over the phone. The call was broadcast all over the planet.

The radio station issued an apology just hours after the prank aired, saying, "We were very surprised that our call was put through. We thought we'd be hung up on as soon as they heard our terrible accents. We’re very sorry if we’ve caused any issues and we’re glad to hear that Kate is doing well."

Kate was released from the hospital yesterday.

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Michelle Bolser    

THIS IS HORRIBLE ...THE RADIO STATION SHOULD BE HELD RESPONSIBLE !!!!! SHE PROBABLY THOUGHT SHE WAS GOING TO BE IN SERIOUS TROUBLE NOT TO MENTION MAYBE SHE HAS HAD A LOT OR TRAUMA GOING ON AT HOME TOO !!!!

662 days ago
212.

Raisin    

These stupid morning DJ's are douchebags no matter what city you live in, they are all the same. This is disgusting.

662 days ago
213.

Arnie    

Maybe the same people the Kennedy's got to whack Marilyn were called in to snuff the nurse? Good riddance you prankster you!

662 days ago
214.

vmorales93041    

Omg shut the eff up you idiots... "DJ's should be helf responsible, DJ's should go to jail" blah blah blah. A joke is a joke. They didnt make thenurse kill herself if nfact thats whay really happened. All she did was transfer the call lol, shes not even the one to give out the info. Im sure the other nurse who did will live on. You guys are way to overly dramatic about the situation. Stfu

662 days ago
215.

Cardiac Nurse    

Just because pranks can be done, doesnt mean they should be. There consequences to every action whether you expect it or not.

661 days ago
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jaythepirate    

Best prank ever!!!! It killed!!!!! Hahahahahahahaha!!!!!!! Now I'm sad. Maybe I should.. Nah I have free will and so.did she. Tmz post peoples lives everyday and we all applaud

660 days ago
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joshy    

wait why'd she kill herself ?

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