Sad, so sad that a person's life is ended over such oronic activity.
THE nurse who took a prank call from two Australian DJs asking about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge has been found dead this morning.Tragic Jacintha Saldanha, 46, is believed to have committed suicide as police are not treating the death as suspicious.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge issued a statement saying they were “deeply saddened" by the death of Jacintha, described by the hospital 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.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are “deeply saddened to learn of the death of Jacintha Saldanha”, St James’s Palace said today.
The Palace added: “Their Royal Highnesses were looked after so wonderfully well at all times by everybody at King Edward VII Hospital, and their thoughts and prayers are with Jacintha Saldanha’s family, friends and colleagues at this very sad time."
The King Edward VII hospital said it made the announcement of her death with “very deep sadness", adding: “We can confirm the tragic death of a member of our nursing staff, Jacintha Saldanha.