Ex-UCLA basketball player found dead in Phoenix, posted farewell video


Knight's official cause of death has yet to be determined, but will be examined by the Maricopa County Medical Examiner. "I just ask God for forgiveness for all the wrong I've done".

The news of Knight's death comes just days after another former UCLA player, Tyler Honeycutt, apparently fatally shot himself during a standoff with police in Los Angeles on Friday.

Another tragedy has hit the UCLA basketball family after Billy Knight, was found dead in Phoenix on a roadway, a week after another former player committed suicide, reports ESPN. Knight starts off the roughly 6-minute clip by saying, "This is probably my last message on Earth". Phoenix police said there was no evidence of foul play. I lied. I cheated.

At the end of the video, Knight spoke dearly of his brother, Eric, whom he seemed to express remorse for treating badly. If this happens, you probably have a mental illness.

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Knight, 39, played for UCLA from 1997-2002, where he averaged 14 points per game during his senior season. He also noted that he "felt like I didn't belong here on earth". He continues by saying, "If you are feeling like this, please get help".

"Our hearts are heavy after learning Billy Knight has passed away", UCLA said in a tweet on its basketball account. "We ask that the Bruin family keep Billy's loved ones in their thoughts during this hard time", tweeted the UCLA men's basketball program.

Knight wasn't picked in the 2002 National Basketball Association draft and played professionally in France and Japan. Following his playing career, he would become a basketball operations assistant for the G-League's Northern Arizona Suns, an affiliate of the Phoenix Suns, from 2016-2017.

On Instagram, former Phoenix Suns head coach and UCLA teammate Earl Watson posted a short video clip of him and Knight laughing in a auto.