December 7th, 2012
08:10 PM ET

Nurse In Duchess Hoax Found Dead

A nurse at the hospital that treated Kate Middleton earlier this week is dead after an apparent suicide. This comes just three days after the woman was duped by a prank call by two Australian radio hosts who claimed to be Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles.

The nurse, identified as Jacintha Saldaha, took the hoax call and transferred it through to Kate Middleton's ward, unaware it was a joke.

Hospital nurse found dead after taking prank call on Catherine

The radio hosts have been pulled off the air until further notice, and the radio station released a statement saying they are deeply saddened.

"We extend our deepest sympathies to her family and all that have been affected by this situation around the world."

CNN's Max Foster is in London with the latest.

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