A nurse who accepted a prank phone call during Kate Middleton's stay in the hospital this week has been found dead.
The nurse -- identified by King Edward VII's Hospital in London as Jacintha Saldanha -- was found unconscious Friday morning and could not be revived by emergency personnel, according to the BBC.
Multiple British media reports said Saldanha was a nurse who initially accepted the call from two Australian DJs who were pretending to be Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles, but not the nurse who later provided details to the radio personalities about Kate Middleton's condition.
A statement on Saldanha's death was issued on behalf of Prince William and Kate. "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."
The hospital -- which had apologized earlier this week for being duped by the hoax phone call -- also expressed "deep sadness" at the news and called Saldanha "an excellent and well-respected nurse" who was popular with her colleagues.
"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 statement said. "This is a tragic event. Jacintha was a first class nurse who cared diligently for hundreds of patients during her time with us. She will be greatly missed."
The royal palace announced on Monday that Kate Middleton was pregnant and was being treated in the hospital for hyperemesis gravidarum, a more severe form of the nausea and vomiting that normally accompanies the early stages of pregnancy. She was released from the hospital on Thursday.