TMZ and others are reporting that a nurse at the hospital where Kate Middleton was treated for morning sickness this week has been found dead ... and suicide is suspected -- after she mistakenly transferred a prank radio call to Kate's hospital room.
According to law enforcement, the woman was found dead at an address near King Edward VII hospital, where she worked, around 9:30 AM this morning.
Paramedics were dispatched to the scene but were unable to revive her. Scotland Yard is treating the death as a possible suicide.
The woman -- a nurse identified as Jacintha Saldanha -- was the victim of a prank by an Australian radio station, which called King Edward VII hospital on Wednesday pretending to be the Queen of England (with a terrible accent) and asking to speak to Kate.
The hospital has released a statement:
A spokesperson for Edward VII Hospital said, "We can confirm that Jacintha was recently the victim of a hoax call to the hospital. The hospital had been supporting her throughout this difficult time." The chairman of the hospital, Lord Glenarthur, added, "Jacintha was a first class nurse who cared diligently for hundreds of patients during her time with us. She will be greatly missed."