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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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This is really sad.

591 days ago


According to British news the Djs are on suicide watch and were last night receiving medical attention they have also went into hiding

591 days ago


The Dj's Who Pulled this Prank Need to Be FIRED ASAP they were Cruel, Heartless Irresponsible IDIOTS who Obviously thought this was Just Hysterical Not thinking that this Could Lead to someone Committing Suicide and now the Nurse's Family is mourning her Death.... And whether she Had mental Issues Is Not Important these two Should never have Done this In the First place

590 days ago


They did nothing wrong? They may have thought they were being funny and I seriously doubt they expected this to happen but they chose to make a prank call around a woman who is sick and in the hospital and make an attempt to violate her privacy. Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.

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590 days ago


It's ridiculous the DJs are beig blamed for this death. It's very unfortunate that this nurse chose to end her life bacause of the backlash of a prank but that's all it was, a prank. She make a decision to end her life and she is responsible for that decision. These DJs did not force her to do that. This is once again a great example of people not wanting to accept responsiblity for their actions. If she chose to commit susicde becase of this minor prank then she obviously had mental issues. Who is investigating her mental health records? How many of you reading this have been the butt of a prank. I assuming none of you committed suscide.!

590 days ago


May she rip but something about that picture creeps me out I don't know what it is maybe because she's not smiling idk

590 days ago


Y'all all sound so stupid saying "why y'all showing the pic?"'s the news that's what they do in ANY story DUH!!! If they didn't ppl would be wanting to see it smh

590 days ago

Bossy Potato    

That's so sad. She's from India so she probably just didn't understand that that was a phony accent. And the stupid radio station just thought it was hilarious. Effing bastards. She was mortified :(

590 days ago


that puffed up old prune named elizabeth probably goaded her into killin herself

590 days ago

Bossy Potato    

And another thing, it was sjouke that the radio station knew would have repercussions. They KNEW that if they got through people would be fired

590 days ago


Who makes a prank call to a hospital period?!

590 days ago


Just for the people asking why show the pic it was the family who released it along with a family holiday snap

590 days ago


The Djs are in talks with the radio station because they want to talk to the media

590 days ago


So sad for a innocent individual trying to work at their place of employment be subjected to harassment and die . I hope she gets justice... So sad...

590 days ago
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