Nurse Victim of Kate Middleton Hoax Call Dies

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The Daily Mail explains the sad story of a nurse caught in the middle of a prank call targeting Kate Middleton:

A nurse who transferred a prank phone call from two Australian radio presenters about the Duchess of Cambridge has died in a suspected suicide – two days after being duped.

The body of Jacintha Saldanha, who was working on the switchboard, was found at an address yards away from King Edward VII Hospital, where she worked, just before 9.30am today.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge issued a statement saying they are ‘deeply saddened’ by the tragedy and said they had not made a complaint, adding: ‘Their thoughts and prayers are with Jacintha Saldanha’s family, friends and colleagues at this very sad time.’

The DJs, who were giggling and using fake British accents, claimed to be the Queen and Prince Charles to find out private details of Kate Middleton’s condition. It was obviously meant as a joke, but prank calls can have serious consequences – and not just financial ones.

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