Indian-origin nurse Jacintha Saldanha's brother said his sister, who took a prank call from an Australian radio station and divulged medical information about pregnant Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, died of 'shame' following the incident.
Saldanha´s brother Naveen told Daily Mail that his devoutly Catholic sister was a 'proper and righteous person'.
"She would have been 'devastated' at unwittingly assisting a colleague in breaching medical confidentiality over the condition of the Duchess of Cambridge," the report quoting Naveen said.
"She would have felt much shame about the incident," he said.
Meanwhile, the Australian radio hosts whose prank on nurse Saldanha is suspected to have resulted in her killing herself have said that they were "gutted and heartbroken" over the death of the woman.
The Indian-origin nurse was found dead on Friday.
After convincing 46-year-old Saldanha, who answered the phone, that they were Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles, two Australian RJs then tricked another nurse into disclosing details of Kate, who had been admitted with acute morning sickness.