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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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Truth is    

@UK, who is you all....with the exception of me. I have learnt very early on not to worship man....the royals aren't GOD. The queen does nothing to humanity. In her eyes we are commoners. Our life ain't worth chit. Look how they treat Diana. Nuff said. All they did was rob countries and get rich off the poor.....FOH with that ish. Their crap is brown and they bled red.....they're probably better than you but not me

692 days ago


This nurse was so scared? of any oncoming retribution towards herself (by the hospital) or being punished , that she actually took her life.
Now, England has some explaining to do themselves, should you ask me! Do Presidents or Royalty (Royalty is self-given narcissism) actually believe that someone should be so frightened of 'what could happen' that anyone should be this scared? I have to in part blame The Royals , who else would this woman be so scared of retaliation from. NOT THE DJ's

692 days ago


SHE wasn't even the one who gave them information. All she did was transfer the call to the wing Kate was in. I feel bad for her family and who knows what even happened. For all we know she could've had a heart attack.

692 days ago


Was THIS the only picture they could publish of this woman? It looks like a mugshot.

692 days ago


Really? Let the woman and her family have.some privacy.

692 days ago


She looks so wasted

692 days ago


that news would have been forgotten as fast as it came. she must've been unstable anyway. to kill yourself over this kind of news. there is more to her story i'm sure. unstable!!

692 days ago

You heard that?    

There is actually a great pic of her on the net that doesn't look like a mugshot....

692 days ago


"Oh what an idiot" -Lisa Rowe

692 days ago


why is everyone blaming the aussie dj's all they did was there show and called the hostipal. from what i understand this chick didnt even say anything all she did was pass the phone to the nurse on the call that night. nothing wrong with that at all no need to do something stupid and this media blow out at the aussies is also stupid its not the first nor the last time radio host will be calling trying to keep a scoop On anything or anyone. everyone could tell they were not english did the nurse REALLY think the queen would have called the hostipal dont u think she would have asked william or sent someone or called kate herself, come on think about it

692 days ago


She was off'd by the royal family for this insult.

692 days ago


She wouldn't have killed herself, she's a mother of two.

692 days ago


Why r u showing her picture tmz?

692 days ago


SmittenKitten is correct on all counts.

692 days ago

Mary Jones    

Indians will do anything to look important and be in the news. They act like that. They have no respect for life.

692 days ago
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