The nurse at the center of a cruel prank has committed suicide, according to police.
Earlier this week, two Australian radio DJ’s called King Edward VII hospital, and pretended to be the Queen of England, and asked to speak to Kate. The DJ’s were shockingly forwarded to the ward where Kate was being treated, and one of her nurses, Jacintha Saldanha, revealed information regarding the Duchess.
This morning, we’ve learned that the nurse has committed suicide. How awful.
According to law enforcement, the woman was found dead at an address near King Edward VII hospital, where she worked, around 9:30 AM this morning.
Paramedics were dispatched to the scene but were unable to revive her. Scotland Yard is treating the death as a possible suicide.
Law enforcement sources tell us … cops are NOT planning on conducting a criminal investigation into the death at this point … and believe there was no foul play.
We’re told a post-mortem examination (autopsy) is currently being scheduled and is expected to be conducted in the next few days.
Meanwhile, Kate and William’s rep has issued a statement on behalf of the royals saying they are “deeply saddened” by the news … adding, “Their thoughts and prayers are with Jacintha Saldanha’s family, friends and colleagues at this very sad time.”
The two Australian DJs at the center of the Kate Middleton hospital prank have gone RADIO SILENT since news broke that the nurse at the hospital committed suicide … TMZ has learned.
The DJs are under serious fire after pulling off a stunt where they pretended to be the Queen of England (fake voice and all) and duped nurse Jacintha Saldanha into connecting them to the people treating Middleton, who revealed details about Kate’s condition.
Saldanha’s body was discovered early this morning … and cops believe it’s an obvious suicide.
TMZ called the Australian radio station where the DJs work … and were told by the executive producer that the DJs will NOT be taking any calls, period.
The E.P. explained … the DJs have been “ordered” not to speak to the media. It’s unclear who issued the order.
The producer added, “I advise you to stop trying to call them.”
While I don’t necessarily think the DJ’s are to blame, I do think they took the whole thing way too far. I think it’s sad what we’ve come to as a society, and what we’ll do for entertainment. Obviously the nurse couldn’t live with what she had done (even though it wasn’t really THAT bad…). She leaves behind a husband and two kids, from what I’ve read. How sad.