Loss of life is a tragedy and that should be remembered

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As I was writing this column, news came through that the hospital nurse who took the hoax call made by an Australian radio station had died.

Jacintha Saldanha was found at an address near King Edward VII Hospital, where she worked.

Two days earlier, she was on the switchboard and had transferred a prank phone call from two Australian radio presenters about the Duchess of Cambridge.

There is no evidence to suggest that her death had anything to do with details of the Duchess’s condition being disclosed to a person claiming to be the Queen.

Anyway, speculating on the whys and wherefores will do her no good, nor will it help her family.

We should all spare a thought for their tragic loss.