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Australian DJ's in London Phone Hoax Halt Radio Show

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According to a statement released by Australian radio station 2Day FM, Mel Greig and Michael Christian have taken themselves off the air in response to the Queen Elizabeth hoax phone call that resulted in the suicide death of the nurse who responded to their bogus inquiry while assigned to the hospital switchboard.

The station posted on their website: "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."

"Southern Cross Austereo 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 sympathies to her family and all that have been affected by this situation around the world."

Greig and Christian have deleted their Twitter accounts after receiving threatening messages from people who are outraged by the tragedy.

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