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Kate hoax call nurse found dead

Posted on Dec 08, 11:08AM | IBNS

An Indian-origin nurse, who took a prank call from an Australian radio station and divulged medical information about the pregnant duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, was found dead on Friday, reports said.

After convincing 46-year-old Jacintha Saldanha, who answered the phone, that they were Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles, two Australian RJs then tricked another nurse into disclosing details of Kate, who had been admitted with acute morning sickness.

The call was broadcast in Australia and consequently, it went out around the world.

Saldanha, a mother of two, reportedly committed suicide. Police are refusing to divulge details.

William and Kate are said to be "deeply saddened" by the death.

The incident has even evoked a response from Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, who called it a "terrible tragedy".

The two radio presenters who made the prank call have been taken off air indefinitely.