Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge smile and wave to the crowds from the balcony of Cambridge Guildhall as they pay an official visit to Cambridge on November 28, 2012 in Cambridge, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, UK (CBS) -- The woman who received a prank call to the hospital that was caring for the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge was found dead near the hospital today.
The body of a nurse who answered the prank phone call to the hospital treating the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge was removed from a building near the hospital today. Hospital officials confirmed it was Jacintha Saldanha. John Lofthouse says, "Jacintha has worked at the hospital for more than 4 years. She was an excellent nurse, and popular colleague."
Two Australian DJ's duped Saldahna making a prank call to this hospital tricking the staff into releasing a medical update on the Duchess.
Hospital officials say Saldanha was getting support from the staff following the prank. Police are investigating her death. They say, so far, it does not appear suspicious.
The royal family released a statement saying, quote: "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."