Nurse Jacintha Saldanha Left Family a Suicide Note After Royal Prank

46-year-old nurse Jacintha Saldanha answered a prank call about the duchess of Cambridge

By Raluca Anghel on December 12th, 2012 07:39 GMT

46-year-old nurse Jacintha Saldanha left a note before taking her own life, reports say. The note is addressed to her husband, Benedict Barboza and her two children – 17-year-old Junal, and 14-year-old Lisha.

An investigation into her death started on Tuesday, but it appears that no evidence of foul play has been revealed. The note's contents have not been made public as of yet. According to News Australia, it may contain information on what prompted the dedicated nurse and mother to commit suicide.

As we wrote earlier, Saldanha responded to a prank call last week, a few days after which she ended her life. 2 DJs from Australian station 2DayFM called King Edward VI Hospital, pretending to be the queen and her son, Charles, and demanding to speak to Kate. The duchess was being hospitalized for severe morning sickness at the time.

Saldanha put them through to the room, however revealed no information about Kate's state. She forwarded the call to another, unidentified employee, who gave the station intimate details which they then broadcasted.

Saldanha's family and friends believe it was shame that drove her to the desperate gesture, describing her as a very righteous person.

The Sydney-based station has announced it would donate its remaining profit for 2012 to a foundation indicated by the nurse's family.

“All profits from advertising on 2DayFM until the end of the year will be donated to an appropriate fund that will directly benefit the family of Jacintha Saldanha,” they wrote in a statement relayed by The Daily Beast.

Wendy Harmer, former DJ with 2DayFM, from 1993 to 2004, claims that internal regulations make for every interview to be approved by a senior manager.

“Within the chain of command there are a whole lot of people that pass these decisions along. [...] We have not heard from any significant person in that chain of command. The person who has to accept responsibility is the person in charge of content,” she says.
Jacintha Saldanha killed herself after receiving a prank call from radio hosts at 2DayFM
   Jacintha Saldanha killed herself after receiving a prank call from radio hosts at 2DayFM
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