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Posted by on Dec 7, 2012 in Guest Contributor, International | 3 comments

Jacintha Saldanha, Nurse Who Took Prank Call About Kate Middleton, Found Dead in Suspected Suicide

The nurse who took the prank call about Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, was found dead of a suspected suicide. Jacintha Saldanha is believed to have committed suicide after she took a prank call from two Australian DJs asking about the pregnant Duchess days ago.

The King Edward VII Hospital described her as an “excellent nurse” who was “well respected and popular” with colleagues.

DJs Mel Greig and Michael Christian made the prank call from Down Under, impersonating Prince Charles and the Queen to get information about Kate’s condition.

The duo — whose station is notorious for courting controversy — were amazed when their dodgy uppercrust British accents got them put through to Kate’s ward. Source

Mel Greig and Michael Christian should be suspend, at the minimum, for the mess they caused. Jacintha Saldanha is survived by her partner, Benedict Barboza and her two sons. The DJs have been taken off the air until further notice.

This was cross-posted from The Hinterland Gazette.

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