Benedict Barboza, Husband of Nurse Jacintha Saldanha, Cries Outside Westminster Cathedral As He Stands Alongside His Son Junal And Daughter Lisha

Emotional Mass For Nurse Jacintha: Questions About Critical Suicide Note Grow

The family of the nurse found dead after being duped by a prank call from two Australian radio DJs described the “unfillable void” her death has left in their lives at a mass in London on Saturday.

Mrs. Saldanha, 46, was found hanged in staff accommodation near the King Edward VII’s Hospital where she worked by a colleague and a security guard on Friday, December 7.

The mother of two unwittingly transferred a call from Mel Greig and Michael Christian — who impersonated the Queen and Prince Charles — to a duty nurse on the ward where the Duchess of Cambridge was being treated for acute morning sickness.

It was, in fact, the second nurse who divulged details about the Duchess’ condition to the radio presenters.

A mass was held at Westminster’s Roman Catholic cathedral “for the repose of the soul of Jacintha and her grieving family”, according to a cathedral spokesman.

According to The Independent, after the service, Mrs. Saldanha’s husband, Benedict Barboza, an accountant and two teenage children, Junal and Lisha, “paid emotional tribute to a kind-hearted, generous and well-respected woman.”

A Mass Was Said For The Repose Of The Soul Of Jacintha And Her Grieving Family
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