While the focus of this section of entertainment.ie normally relates to celebrity gossip, we feel it is important that we report on the following tragic news.
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."