Family, mourners gather for mass to remember nurse found dead after UK royal hoax

The Associated Press

LONDON - Mourners have gathered in London to remember a nurse found hanging in her room three days after she had been duped by a hoax call from Australian DJs about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge.

The death of 46-year-old Jacintha Saldanha, 46, on Dec. 7 is being investigated as an apparent suicide.

Saldanha's family gave an emotional tribute outside of London's Westminster Cathedral on Saturday following a memorial Mass.

Her husband Benedict, flanked by his two children, called Jacintha "the light of my darkness," saying through tears that "nobody can take that place in my life ever again."

Saldanha's daughter Lisha said the family is "shattered" by the loss, calling the family home "an empty dwelling" without her mother.