Nurse found dead after prank call on Catherine
The King Edward VII Private Hospital on December 4, 2012 in London, England.
December 7th, 2012
10:48 AM ET

Nurse found dead after prank call on Catherine

[Updated at 11:29 a.m. ET] A nurse at the hospital that was duped by a prank call from two Australian radio DJs concerning Prince William's pregnant wife, Catherine, has apparently committed suicide, the hospital confirmed Friday.

The nurse "was recently the victim of a hoax call," King Edward VII Hospital said in a media statement.

The DJs impersonated Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles in the prank call, in which some details of the Duchess of Cambridge's condition and care were given.

The nurse who died was the person who first took the hoax call and transferred it through to Catherine's ward, the hospital said.

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  1. Jason D

    I hope these aussies lose their jobs now...did she get fired?.....there was something pushed her into this and im wondering if this will be found out but the likes of murdocks muppets from oz do this sort of crap all the time

    December 7, 2012 at 10:52 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Benn

    I wish she could have spoken with someone. It wasn't that terrible. Poor lady.

    December 7, 2012 at 11:05 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Hide Behindp

    Was she pushed, cajolled. And if so by whom?
    A society where royalty is worshipped and has privelegs where even getting pregnant for one of them makes male and female alike go ooooing and awweewing bowing and curtseying.
    Then in a land of the most boring people on earth even the sight of a royal teat sets males and females hearts a twitter.
    Dam.... a person for being fooled not by a question of a common sort! Oh no heads always roll when you mess wit a royal consort.

    December 7, 2012 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. saywhat

    Good morning all.
    Tragic. What drove her to this terrible act? Perhaps a sense of violating the 'holies' ? As @HB post hints at.

    December 7, 2012 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Pauline Thompson

    This is so sad.
    Those two, smiling so proudly on TV after having made that telephone call, should be totally ashamed of
    themselves.
    Was it worth this young lady's life? Of course it was not!
    They are disgusting.

    December 7, 2012 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Anders Behring Breivik (King of the Island)

    Her co-workers, management, neighbors etc drove her to do this. She was made fun off by some and others told her what a lousy job she did. People drive on that kind of stuff and the weak can't handle it. That's Life!

    December 7, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Really

    OMG People get serious it was a freakin joke!!!! This has been done around the world 1.000 of times, done by countless radio stations around the world. And just because this obviously unstable woman kills here self over it you want to crucify these two radio people for doing no less than a 1000 before them. You people are out of your freaking mind!!!! Tragic yes, am I saying i'm glad or don't feel sympathetic for the woman that decided to do this no!! But to blame the announcers for her taking her own life for such a simple little joke is ludicrous.

    December 7, 2012 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. TvNyC

    She was kolled. Thr royal family is the biggest mafia.

    December 7, 2012 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Rascal Rabble

    ...this is just like the rosemary's baby movie where the mom gets really sick from like her pregnancy and people start dying all around cause she's like carryin' the spawn of satan...

    December 7, 2012 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Rascal Rabble

      ...i think its a sign prince charles better gettah dna-paternity test...

      December 7, 2012 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Sandra LeVin

    Nobody is responsible for her death, but her.

    December 7, 2012 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. chrissy

    @ Really, seriously? So those 2 schmucks should just go about their merry little way huh? Youre a jerk! That woman went thru hell from co-workers, and probably kates family and the royal family as well so her death lies on them!

    December 7, 2012 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. 1608

    Do you think those responsible for this travesty fell any remorse? Don't know why but i don't.

    December 7, 2012 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. Katey

    What was the cause of death again? Why are we assuming suicide? And if she committed suicide because she transferred a phone call......uh....if this was her biggest obstacle or stumbing block in life then her mental issues are on her and perhaps she was never emotionallly fit to be a nurse.

    December 7, 2012 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. chrissy

    Or perhaps the ridicule from her co-workers, the royal family, kates family and obviously the press was just TOO MUCH! Did you ever think of that? Instead of everyone jumping on this poor woman they shouldve focused on the squonks that pulled the prank!!!

    December 7, 2012 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  15. USA Bob

    Somebody tell the pompous Brits, a little puking is normal in the 1st trimester. Don't need to run to the ER for every hiccup honey.

    December 7, 2012 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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