Royal hoax leads to nurse's death

Jacintha Saldanha, a nurse at King Edward VII hospital in London, committed suicide after taking a hoax call from Australian DJs about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge. The Australian radio station behind the prank call said it will donate its advertising revenue

until the end of the year to a fund for the family of the nurse.

A student of a nursing college places a candle in front of a picture depicting nurse Jacintha Saldanha, during a candle-lit vigil organized by a local politician in Bangalore, India, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. An inquest into the apparent suicide of Saldanha, who was duped by a hoax call from Australian DJs about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge, heard Thursday that she was found hanging in her room, had wrist injuries and left three notes. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

Students of a nursing college pray as they participate in a candle light vigil organized by a local politician in Bangalore, India, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, to condole the death of Jacintha Saldanha, a nurse at King Edward VII hospital in London, who killed herself after taking a hoax call from Australian DJs about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

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This undated hand out photo provided by the Metropolitan Police shows Jacintha Saldanha. British police say that a nurse who was found dead days after she took a hoax call about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge was originally from India. Scotland Yard said Saturday that 46-year-old Jacintha Saldanha, who was found dead on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 had lived in Bristol in southwestern England for nine years. Saldanha worked at the London hospital where Prince William's wife, Kate, was being treated for acute morning sickness. The nurse was duped by a prank call performed by two Australian DJs, who pretended to be Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles to ask about Kate's condition. (AP Photo/Metropolitan Police)

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In this undated handout photo of the late nurse Jacintha Saldanha of King Edward VII hospital, provided by Saldanha's family in Shirva north of Mangalore, India after Saldanha was found dead in central London on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. Australian radio hosts managed to impersonate Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles and received confidential information about the Duchess of Cambridge's medical condition, in a hoax phone call to the King Edward VII hospital where the pregnant Duchess was staying and which was broadcast on-air. The controversial prank took a dark twist three days later with the death of nurse Saldanha, a 46-year-old mother of two, who was duped by the DJs despite their Australian accents. (AP Photo/Saldanha Family)

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Flower tributes to late nurse Jacintha Saldanha are seen outside the residential apartments of the the King Edward VII hospital where she was found dead, in central London, Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. Australian radio hosts managed to impersonate Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles and received confidential information about the Duchess of Cambridge's medical condition, in a hoax phone call to the hospital where the pregnant Duchess was staying and which was broadcast on-air. The controversial prank took a dark twist three days later with the death of nurse Saldanha, a 46-year-old mother of two, who was duped by the DJs despite their Australian accents. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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Members of King Edward VII hospital staff walk past flower tributes to late nurse Jacintha Saldanha, as they leave the residential apartments of the hospital where she was found dead, in central London, Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. Australian radio hosts managed to impersonate Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles and received confidential information about the Duchess of Cambridge's medical condition, in a hoax phone call to the hospital where the pregnant Duchess was staying and which was broadcast on-air. The controversial prank took a dark twist three days later with the death of nurse Saldanha, a 46-year-old mother of two, who was duped by the DJs despite their Australian accents. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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Members of the media opposite the entrance to the King Edward VII hospital in central London, Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. 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. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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In this image made off video footage recorded Monday, Dec. 10, 2012 and aired later in the day by Australia's Channel Seven, Australian radio DJ Mel Greig speaks during an interview with the TV station. Greig and another DJ Michael Christian managed to impersonate Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles and received confidential information about the Duchess of Cambridge's medical condition, which was broadcast on-air. The controversial prank took a dark twist three days later with the death of nurse Jacintha Saldanha, a 46-year-old mother of two, who was duped by the DJs despite their Australian accents. (AP Photo/Channel Seven) AUSTRALIA OUT, TV OUT, NO SALES, EDITORIAL USE ONLY

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In this image made off video footage recorded Monday, Dec. 10, 2012 and aired later in the day by Australia's Channel Seven, Australian radio DJ Michael Christian speaks during an interview with the TV station. Another DJ Mel Greig and Christian managed to impersonate Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles and received confidential information about the Duchess of Cambridge's medical condition, which was broadcast on-air. The controversial prank took a dark twist three days later with the death of nurse Jacintha Saldanha, a 46-year-old mother of two, who was duped by the DJs despite their Australian accents. (AP Photo/Channel Seven) AUSTRALIA OUT, TV OUT, NO SALES, EDITORIAL USE ONLY

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FILE- 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. They did not immediately say what role she played in the call. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)