Jacintha Saldanha, the nurse who reportedly took her own life because she may have felt "shamed" about her involvement in a royal prank, was found hanged.
The Guardian has reported that she was found unconscious while hung in a nurses' apartment near the hospital where she worked.
Saldanha, 46, wrote a personal note to her family before she reportedly killed herself, according to The London Evening Standard.
The contents of the letter remain undisclosed but it may provide further clues as to why she would have taken the step of ending her own life through a tragic suicide.
Saldanha was working at the King Edward VII Hospital where Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge was being treated for acute morning sickness. The nurse took a prank call made by two Australian DJs pretending to be the Queen and Prince Charles. The married mother of two unknowingly transferred the call to Middleton's private nurse who also unwittingly disclosed private details pertaining to Middleton's hospital stay.
Saldanha's brother Naveen told Daily Mail Online that his sister was "a proper and righteous person" who might have committed suicide because she "would have felt much shame about the incident."
The corporation that owns the radio station that approved of the prank, 2Day FM, announced it will donate the company's profits from advertising to a fund the hospital has set up in Saldanha's honor. "The Jacintha Saldanha Memorial Fund to benefit her husband and children at this difficult time," a spokeperson from the King Edward VII private hospital told Daily Mail.
Rhys Holleran, the chief executive officer for the radio station's parent company Austereo, said the following in a statement:
"It is a terrible tragedy and our thoughts continue to be with the family. We hope that by contributing to a memorial fund we can help to provide the Saldanha family with the support they need at this very difficult time.
An autopsy has been conducted yesterday but the results of the examination are yet to be announced.