Posted on Fri Dec 7th, 2012 10:20am PDT
We bet these radio DJ's feel a little bit responsible!
The nurse that spilled the beans on Kate Middleton's condition when an Australian radio station prank called the King Edward VII hospital has been found dead of a suspected suicide, TMZ reports.
Jacintha Saldanha was found dead this morning at an address near the hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge was being treated for morning sickness. Paramedics arrived at the scene but were unable to revive her.
Saldanha mistakenly believed the Queen of England was calling to check on her grandson's wife's health and breached confidentiality when she transferred the call through to the attending nurse on Kate's floor, who revealed the expectant royal had an "uneventful night" and was about to "get freshened up."
"Jacintha has worked at the King Edward VII Hospital for more than four years. She was an excellent nurse and well respected and popular with all of her colleagues. We can confirm that Jacintha was recently the victim of a hoax call to the hospital. The hospital had been supporting her throughout this difficult time," the hospital said in a statement.
The radio station issued an apology hours after they successfully pulled off the prank, saying,"We were very surprised that our call was put through. We thought we'd be hung up on as soon as they heard our terrible accents. We're very sorry if we've caused any issues and we're glad to hear that Kate is doing well."
Saldanha leaves behind a husband and two young children.
The palace has yet to comment on the sad news.
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