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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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LaurynMichelle    

Wow. How sad.

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Jannie    

Seriously? She killed herself over two idiots with too much time on their hands and too little substance in their brains? That is really sad.

682 days ago
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FU TMZ    

This is such a shame. Someone should have talked to her n let her know it was just a mistake. They probably came down on her hard. So sad. They didnt even teach these people what to do in such situations. So sad for her family.

682 days ago
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Jen    

Absolutely awful. This is just another human pregnant, not worth all this craziness.

682 days ago
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Boogie Onerism    

Stop with the pranks, bullying, gossip, and bigotry....this is the outcome world!

682 days ago
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kelli     

Wow, that is terrible!

682 days ago
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suavechef1    

Wow ...this is when a prank goes too far ...she probably recieved death threats over this

682 days ago
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Boogie Onerism    

Hold the radio station accountable, they cross the line!!!! cain the jockeys

682 days ago
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pk    

This is beyond sad.

682 days ago
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Jody    

Poor thing.. No doubt it was very embarrassing for her, but I wonder if she was fired also?

682 days ago
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sakeriean    

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ria    

She didn't commit suicide, they killed her, just like they killed princess D.

682 days ago
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thebyrdsfriend    

I feel so sorry for her loved ones. In England there was probably a severe reaction to this prank. I'm hoping now the nurse will be okay. I don't know what can be done to the idiots in Australia, but isn't that part of the Queens territory? I wonder what kind of hammer will come down on those two idiots? Sad, just so very sad this woman felt she betrayed royalty and thus killed herself. Tragic all the way around. I certainly wouldn't want to be the princess in this matter knowing that all in all the baby she is carrying is the cause of this woman's death. This prank will affect the woman's family, friends, and also the royal family. What a dark spot that has been put on the pregnancy of the princess.

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tigbitty     

I smell a conspiracy here....so sad

682 days ago
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Stacy    

Tragic.

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