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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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61.

Mr. Principal    

What was the prank exactly that would cause some1 to off oneself. It's obvious that this lady had internal issues.

627 days ago
62.

GatorBait    

Sooo sad call this

627 days ago
63.

Michelle     

Showing her face is unnecessary. Her two children are suffering enough. Let that family grieve.

627 days ago
64.

ToxxicKissez    

There's dumb a$$es everywhere who have always done crap like this to the royal family. If anything, they should of had royal security handling all the phone calls to do with Kate.

627 days ago
65.

missy    

how about she was just very unstable anyway!

627 days ago
66.

Jody    

It's a shame. I know she had to be utterly humiliated. I feel really bad for her on that scale. However, she really shouldn't have given out any information over the phone in the first place, I don't care if she really thought she was talking to the queen or not. By the time that make DJ got on the phone, it was pretty obvious that this was a big hoax.

627 days ago
67.

wenzy    

The radio station claims they did nothing wrong? They should have pulled those DJ's off right after the prank. Watch more advertisers run. Let the lawsuits begin!

627 days ago
68.

rouge    

Wow, was this necessary?

627 days ago
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EastCoastChopper    

Haskal 420 – Puff - Pass and Read a book ferfuksake! Get off the PS3 and learn some of that Book learnin!

2 points:

1 The Nurse was Asian (check) 2. The Nurse committed suicide over what seems trivial (check)

The "Asian" have a hard time dealing with embarrassment and are prone to over-reacting! Chinese, Japanese -skin my knees and add the Filipino, Pakistani and Sri Lankens!

They kill themselves all the time...It goes beyond culture in my expert opinion - It has a genetic link to emotional overload...TILT is the best way to describe it.

627 days ago
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EastCoastChopper    

Haskal 420 – Puff - Pass and Read a book ferfuksake! Get off the PS3 and learn some of that Book learnin!

2 points:

1 The Nurse was Asian (check) 2. The Nurse committed suicide over what seems trivial (check)

The "Asian" have a hard time dealing with embarrassment and are prone to over-reacting! Chinese, Japanese -skin my knees and add the Filipino, Pakistani and Sri Lankens!

They kill themselves all the time...It goes beyond culture in my expert opinion - It has a genetic link to emotional overload...TILT is the best way to describe it.

627 days ago
71.

Truth is    

A woman was found dead in the palace compound......nobody's talking about that, right.....the royals are evil...they offed Diana also...truth will come out!!!

627 days ago
72.

Uk    

No reports in British news that it was in the palace compounds at all she was found in staff quarters near the hospital. FACTS

627 days ago
73.

Truth is    

@UK dumb dumb this is a different lady....earlier up in the yr a body was found dead on the compound....ask ms. Google

627 days ago
74.

Truth is    

And those who claims others are making assumptions that she was killed....you are making assumptions that's she was depressed....did her husband and kids speak to you?? Her death is listed as unexplained

627 days ago
75.

Uk    

@truth is. "The royals are evil" it's funny how when anything happens with the royals you are all licking our ****ing arses

627 days ago
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