Britain's Prince William accompanied by his wife Kate Middleton (AP Photo/Tim Hales)
Updated: Friday, 07 Dec 2012, 12:02 PM EST
Published : Friday, 07 Dec 2012, 11:01 AM EST
LONDON (AP/WANE) -- 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.
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 following day.
Saldanha was found dead early Friday. Police say her death is unexplained.
CBS and CNN are reporting that the nurse committed suicide.
The royal family released this statement on Friday:
"The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Jacintha Saldanha.
Their Royal Highnesses were looked after so wonderfully well at all times by everybody at King Edward VII Hospital, and their thoughts and prayers are with Jacintha Saldanha's family, friends and colleagues at this very sad time."
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