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Kate Middleton Hospital Prank

First Photo of Nurse

Who Killed Herself

12/8/2012 8:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Jacintha Saldanha
Finally putting a face to name, the first photo of the nurse from Kate Middleton's hospital who committed suicide hours after two Australian DJ's pranked her has just been released.

Scotland Yard sent out the haunting snap-shot of Jacintha Saldanha -- the nurse on-call at King Edward VII Hospital in London -- who was duped by two radio DJs pretending to be the Queen of England and Prince Charles.

According to Scotland Yard, the 46-year-old Saldanha was pronounced dead on scene Friday and her death is currently listed as "unexplained." An autopsy will be held next week.

Saldanha's family issued a statement. saying, "We are deeply saddened by the loss of our beloved Jacintha. We would ask that the media respect out privacy at this difficult time."

The Australian radio station behind the phony phone call also issued a statement Saturday, stating it did nothing wrong and there was no way to have foreseen the tragic outcome.

As TMZ previously reported, the two DJ's behind the phone call have since suspended themselves from the airwaves.

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Lindsay Hoehan    

What if this was all a prank to get revenge on those djs ..

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EastCoastChopper    

This is about the Asian’s emotional inability to deal with personal embarrassment - Or “Saving Face” as it is commonly referred to. This nurse was from East Asia and had no real connection to the pride of Britain’s royalty...What she could not handle - was the public shame of having been duped - as minor as it was.

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Jordan    

Since alot of people are lying and saying they did not laugh at the call before this womans death and they want the radio station to pay than all radio TV and Internet access should be shut down because all these avenues do the same thing to get information it should all be shut down and all Kids who make prank Phone calls should be prosecuted to the full extent of the Law.

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탑 TOP    

Did you really need to plaster a photo

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haskel420    

thats the first photo YOU PEOPLE AT TMZ have.. but i googled her name yesterday and found many pictures ..

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coco cola    

She was scared too..the queen would have got her..secret stuff

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get real    

This is SO SO Sad! This Poor Nurse. She Must have been Bullied by people at the Hospital? How So Sad! Why did she feel the need to take her life? So So Sad!

499 days ago
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Liz    

First Nurse Saldanha's death may NOT be a suicide most people even when they die young die of natural causes. TMZ and all other media should wait for the results of the investigation before making claims about a situation you have absolutely have no information about.

499 days ago
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get real    

She Must have felt Horrible to take her Life. She probably was a wonderful Nurse and Person.

499 days ago
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BarrysConspiracyWorld    

She did not kill herself. The DJs are not to blame. She was murdered, like Princess Di.

499 days ago
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Dale    

Nurses have probably one of the most stressful jobs on the planet, they deal with sickness and tragedy every day. This prank was an unnecessary act of foolishness.

499 days ago
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mouse    

Tre real Facts won't ever be made public. cover up thru/by the Royal Palace.

maybe a heart attack, too much stress after the hospital and Palace got all over her....

499 days ago
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liz    

She was obviously unstable before this.

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Cran    

tmz if you don't get those big fat ugly bellies and boobs off my gossip page I am never coming back....give us a effin break will you?

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mouse    

Royal Palace & Hospital will place the death blame on the DJ's. when they are the ones responsible.

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