The hospital nurse who put through a prank call to Kate Middleton’s private nurse earlier this week has been found dead in a suspected suicide, the Daily Mail reports.
Jacintha Saldanha was found unconscious on Friday morning nearby King Edward VII Hospital in London, where she worked. A Scotland Yard spokesman said that the police were called and an ambulance arrived, but the woman was declared dead at the scene.
The Daily Mail speculates that “one source indicated that the woman appeared to have killed herself.” A rep for Scotland Yard only stated, “The death is not being treated as suspicious at this stage.”
Greig and Christian of 2Day FM will be stepping away from their duties following the news of Saldanha’s death. Southern Cross Austereo, the company that owns the station, released a statement reported by TMZ, which says, “SCA and 2Day FM are deeply saddened by the tragic news of the death of nurse Jacintha Saldanha from King Edward VII’s Hospital. [...] SCA and the hosts have decided that they will not return to their radio show until further notice out of respect for what can only be described as a tragedy.”