Australia's 2Day FM presenters Mel Greig and Michael Christian posed as the Queen and Prince Charles in a controversial prank to London's King Edward VII Hospital this week.
A hospital staff member disclosed private details on the pregnant Kate Middleton - who was suffering from morning sickness - during the on-air prank, reportedly leaving the royals infuriated.
London's King Edward VII Hospital confirmed on Friday (December 7) that nurse Jacintha Saldanha, who first transferred the prank call to the Duchess's ward but was not believed to have been suspended or disciplined over the incident, was found dead in an apparent suicide.
2Day FM reacted to the news of Saldanha's death by announcing that DJs Greig and Christian would not return to their show for an unspecified period of time in the wake of this tragedy.
A statement on the radio station's Facebook account reads: "Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) and 2Day FM are deeply saddened by the tragic news of the death of nurse Jacintha Saldanha from King Edward VII's Hospital and we extend our deepest sympathies to her family and all that have been affected by this situation around the world.
"Chief Executive Officer Rhys Holleran has spoken with the presenters, they are both deeply shocked and at this time we have agreed that they not comment about the circumstances. SCA and the hosts have decided that they will not return to their radio show until further notice out of respect for what can only be described as a tragedy."
Greig and Christian were largely criticised in the media and on social media in the immediate aftermath of the prank call. That backlash has only increased since the announcement of nurse Saldanha's death on Friday.
A spokesperson for King Edward VII Hospital described her as an "excellent nurse" who was "well-respected" throughout her four-year tenure at the medical centre.
Scotland Yard has indicated that a criminal investigation into Saldanha's death is unlikely.