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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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There is NOTHING reasonable about this woman's response. No one could have known that she was part of a Culture that has HUGE issues with having a giggle at ones Self! Odd, as this happened IN a country Famous for this very ability! Australia too, displays the same Fabulous sense. Politically correct Nonsense is what this has become.

684 days ago


One really has to wonder why she committed suicide. The nurse giving detailed information didn't react that way. Neither did the d-jays. I wonder if someone very close to her, like her family, berated her? Now that, might have really caused her to give up.

684 days ago


The DJs did the same thing TMZ does everyday.

684 days ago


Word is the nurses were disciplined and ridiculed and committed a major security breach. That's a lot to take!

684 days ago


Don't you think that her family has been thru enough? Maybe some compassion for a fellow human being! If you have any respect for this woman, stop all news about her.
People, take a STAND!

684 days ago


Any reason to release a photo of someone so stressed out she killed herself? All time low

684 days ago


How horrible!

684 days ago


The hospital should have briefed their staff on what to do if someone (anyone) calls to inquire about the health of a patient regardless of their social standing. In the US we have HIPAA regulations set up to hopefully prevent this type of thing from happening. The prank should have stopped at the nurse who handled the call. If no measures were taken to insure the privacy of the patients, then you really can't blame the nurse.

684 days ago

Romero Tuineia    

Dumb bitch. No her two kids will grow up without a mother.

684 days ago


her title isn't the 'Queen of England', she isn't just the queen of England. Plus the two presenters who done this sick prank need to be more than put on leave 'until further notice', they should be sacked all together.

684 days ago


It was meant to be a joke..if she killed herself that means she had deeper issues than just joke. Don't blame the dj cause I'm pretty sure he meant no harm...people do pranks all the time n u don't see them killing themselves

684 days ago


Something else going on. Who on earth would kill themselves over a silly phone call? The information wasn't exactly a national security issue, for crying out loud. More to the story~

684 days ago


I hate to type this cause I might end up dead but really who gives a F*** about that skinny average chick and her ugly big nose husband and their fetus

684 days ago


MARQUEZ won 6th round straight KNOCK OUT........

684 days ago


My heart goes out to her family, sadlly, she had to have other issues. Very nice to release a picture with another story after the family asks the media to respect their privacy. Nice move, smh

683 days ago
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