This is the picture of Jacintha Saldanha, the nurse who reportedly killed herself over the hoax call made by the two Australian DJs Mel Greig and Christian Michael three days ago. She was 46.
She has been described as a ‘lovely lady’ who never forgot her family. ‘Jacintha was a very caring woman. She used to call us every Sunday without fail. We just cannot believe what has happened,’ her mother-in-law Carmine Barboza said.
One of her neighbors described her thus:
‘She was a lovely, lovely person who always spoke to you when you saw her in the street.
‘The kids were always polite and well-behaved. The boy often played football on the green outside with his friends. I saw him go off to school yesterday.
‘Later in the afternoon I saw a police car outside their home but I didn’t think much of it. I suppose that was when they heard.
‘God knows how they must be feeling now. There is a lot of family going in there today.
‘She must have taken the whole thing very badly because I don’t think the hospital disciplined her for what happened.
‘She simply couldn’t live with herself I suppose.
‘But you could always see that she was very dedicated to her job. She was a lovely person.’
She continued: ‘She used to walk an elderly neighbour who has dementia, who lives a few doors along, down to the shops and back. She fitted in well around here, they all did. They’ve lived here for at least 10 years and were very quiet and pleasant.’
Kate Middleton and Prince Williams were also shocked by the incident, saying that they never complained about the prank call.
Her death yesterday caused global uproar and intense bashing of the DJs and their radio station on the social media, forcing them to close down their accounts.
She is survived by her husband Benedict Barboza and two children: a boy and a girl.
[Images via Daily Mail. Credit: PA/Getty]