Report: Nurse Who Answered, Transferred Royal Prank Call Commits Suicide
December 7, 2012 at 10:02 AM (PT)
The nurse at the hospital where KATE MIDDLETON, the Duchess of CAMBRIDGE, was being treated for morning sickness who fielded and transferred the prank call from SOUTHERN CROSS AUSTEREO Top 40 2DAY FM/SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA "SUMMER HOT 30 COUNTDOWN" hosts MEL GRIEG and MICHAEL CHRISTIAN has apparently committed suicide. The DAILY MAIL reports that JACINTHA SALDANHA was found dead FRIDAY near KING EDWARD VII HOSPITAL. SALDHANHA took the call at 5:30a WEDNESDAY morning and transferred it to the ward where the Duchess was being treated.
GREIG and CHRISTIAN have not commented on the suicide but have deleted their Twitter accounts as a flood of angry tweets have been directed at the hosts and radio station, The station and hosts previously apologized for the call, which was reportedly taped and reviewed by management before airing.