Nurse in royal pregnancy radio hoax dead of apparent suicide

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An Australian radio station placed a prank phone call to the hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge was receiving treatment for a severe form of morning sickness, CBS News via the Associated Press reported.

Friday, the nurse who received the phone call was found dead after an apparent suicide, CBS News via the Associated Press reported.

Jacintha Saldanha patched the call through to another nurse who gave the radio station private details of Kate's condition, CBS News via the Associated Press reported.

Saldanha was found dead in an apartment building affiliated with the hospital, the New York Times reported.

The prank originally aired Tuesday and has since made its way around the world, the New York Times reported.

The two disc jockeys have voluntarily taken themselves off the air to be respectful of Saldanha and the royal family, the New York Times reported.

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