King Edward VII Hospital confirmed the death of Jacintha Saldanha. The hospital said she had been a victim of the call made earlier this week by two Australian radio disc jockeys. They did not immediately say what role she played in the call.
Scotland Yard says officers responded at approximately 9:35 a.m. to reports of a woman found unconscious at an address in central London. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene, and the death is being treated as unexplained but not suspicious.
Hospital officials said Saldanha was the nurse who answered the initial call from the radio station, not the one who divulged the medical information about the Duchess, peter Ashcroft, who is handling media relations for the hospital, tells CBSNews.com.
The prank phone call took place early Tuesday and the two radio personalities apologized the following day.
John Lofthouse, Chief Executive of King Edward VII Hospital, said in a statement: "Our thoughts and deepest sympathies at this time are with her family and friends. Everyone is shocked by the loss of a much loved and valued colleague."
A St. James's Palace spokesman said, "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."