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Hospital: Nurse involved in Kate hoax call dies

By The Associated Press

This article was published December 7, 2012 at 10:10 a.m.

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In this Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 file photo, Britain's Prince William stand next to his wife, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, as she leaves the King Edward VII hospital in central London. Prince William and his wife Kate are expecting their first child, and the Duchess of Cambridge was admitted to hospital suffering from a severe form of morning sickness in the early stages of her pregnancy. King Edward VII hospital says a nurse involved in a prank telephone call to elicit information about the Duchess of Cambridge has died. The hospital said Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, that Jacintha Saldanha had been a victim of the call made by two Australian radio disc jockeys.

— King Edward VII hospital says a nurse involved in a prank telephone call to elicit information about the Duchess of Cambridge has died.

The hospital said Friday that Jacintha Saldanha had been a victim of the call made by two Australian radio disc jockeys. They did not immediately say what role she played in the call.

Saldanha was found dead early Friday.

Police say her death is unexplained.

The Duchess of Cambridge, the former Kate Middleton, had been in the hospital for acute morning sickness. The prank phone call took place early Tuesday and the two radio personalities apologized the next day.

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