Post Mortem Will Show That Kate Middleton Hoax Nurse Jacintha Hung Herself

Post-mortem results will be released tomorrow

12.12.12 11:06 AM ET

Jacintha Saldanah did take her own life by hanging herself, as reported here yesterday.

A post-mortem was caried out on the body of the 46-year-old nurse yesterday, and although its findings will not be formally released until the inquest into her death is opened tomorrow, numerous news outlets are reporting that Ms Saldanah died by hanging.

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 10:  Ben Barboza, the husband of Jacintha Saldanha, a former nurse at King Edward VII's hospital who was involved in a hoax call concerning the Duchess of Cambridge, arrives with family members at the Houses of Parliament ahead of a meeting with Former Labour minister Keith Vaz December 10, 2012 in London, England. Jacintha was one of two hospital staff who were responsible for inadvertently revealing details of the pregnant duchess's medical condition to two Australian DJs, and was subsequently found dead.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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The determined method of death removes the possibility that the suicide was a 'cry for help' that went wrong.

Ms Saldanah left a suicide note and this may be made public at the inquest tomorrow at Westminster coroner's court.

The 46-year-old mother-of-two was found dead days after an Australian radio station duped staff at London's King Edward VII Hospital into revealing details of the Duchess of Cambridge's condition, who was being treated for severe morning sickness.

Two presenters on Sydney's 2Day FM radio station called the hospital while impersonating the Queen and Prince Charles.

Mrs Saldanha, who took the call, transferred it to the ward where Kate was being treated. A second nurse then divulged details of the Duchess' condition.

The examination to establish the cause of death began on Tuesday and has concluded, but its result will not be officially announced until a hearing at Westminster Coroner's Court on Thursday morning.