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Nurse in Kate prank hanged self, left 3 notes

  • Coroner's court hears new info about suspected suicide
  • Nurse was first to take call from Australian radio DJs making prank call about Prince William's wife, the Duchess of Cambridge
Jacintha Saldanha was found last Friday by work colleagues hanging from a wardrobe door at her hospital living quarters, a coroner's court in London heard Thursday.

Radio station vows $500K to nurse's kin in Kate hoax

Radio station vows $500K to nurse's kin in Kate hoax

The nurse who answered a radio prank call about Duchess Catherine's pregnancy wrote three notes before she died, according to information that came out in a Westminster Coroner's Court hearing Thursday.

Jacintha Saldana forwarded a phone call from two Australian DJs claiming to be Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles to another nurse tending to the Duchess of Cambridge, who was in a London hospital suffering from acute morning sickness. Days later, Saldana was dead in an apparent suicide.

Saldana was found hanging by a scarf from a wardrobe door in quarters provided by the hospital, the Westminster Coroner's Court hearing revealed.

No word on what was in the three notes she left behind, but we did learn that two were found at the scene and another with her belongings.

The station behind the prank is now under investigation by Australian communications regulators. The company behind the station has promised to give Saldana's family all the profits it makes from advertising through the end of the year.

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