Kate Middleton hospital nurse who took prank call found dead.
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In extremely sad news today, it has just been reported that the nurse who took the call from Australia's 2Day FM presenters has been found dead. What began as a prank for entertainment purposes, a means to siphon personal information about Kate Middleton's current state of health, has now turned into a shockingly tragic story.
Reported by the BBC, the woman, believed to be a nurse who staffed the switchboard, was found unconscious at an address a short distance from the hospital in which Kate Middleton was a patient - King Edward VII Hospital in Paddington, London. Sadly, it has been reported that she was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. Although the details surrounding her death have yet to be confirmed, sources suspect that she took her own life. As per the BBC, the hospital has paid tribute to "a first class nurse" and has named the woman as Jacintha Saldanha.
A Scotland Yard spokesman has since made the following statement: "Police were called at approximately 9.35am this morning to a report of a woman found unconscious at an address in Weymouth Street, W1... London Ambulance Service attended and the woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Inquiries are continuing to establish the circumstances of the incident... The death is not being treated as suspicious at this stage."
Story by Caroline Foran | 15:42 | Friday 7th December 2012 | Gossip
That is tragic. RIPPosted 16:12 | Fri 7th Dec 2012
It is f**king outrageous how uptight the royal family are that they can overreact so much as to spur on the media and nation to sensationalise something so f**king ridiculous as a prank phone call to see how Kate was doing "she's doing fine", and lay blame so harshly as to drive someone to take their own life, FOR SHAME ENGLAND get your head out of your arses!! f**k sake!!!Posted 17:10 | Fri 7th Dec 2012
Cary is the only one talking sense. The DJs were just doing a prank, and obvious prank and the nurses should have had the cop on to recognise it was one. The nurse who died only worked on a switchboard apparently and clearly had more problems in her life for her to commit suicide over something so frivolous. And @Koulouris this is 2012 give up the 18th Century lingo and take your spam elsewhere.Posted 11:48 | Sat 8th Dec 2012
Kirsty Mc Loughlin - the royal family reacted well to the prank call, prince charles was laughing about it, they did not condemn it or blame anyone, there was no negativity or pressure coming from them whatsoever. so i don't see how your comment is anything other than senseless hate for englandPosted 20:42 | Fri 7th Dec 2012
Ultimately one has to wonder about the consequences of the media straying too far from decorum and courteous righteous behavior in causing distress and peril to innocent victims. Maybe it was all in good jest and maybe the outlet couldnt resist the jibe and raising its ratings but one has to wonder should it now be forced to accept responsibility for their actions? Or to put it another way, shouldnt the outlet at least wondered about the affront, and potential damage it risked causing with this simple prank? Which raises another question, how and what exactly has the media landscape morphed into these days.? http://scallywagandvagabond.com/2012/12/kate-middleton-nurse-suicide-leads-to-aussie-djs-suspended/Posted 20:08 | Fri 7th Dec 2012
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