Tuesday, 11 December, 2018

Former UCLA basketball player Billy Knight found dead on Phoenix roadway

Billy Knight was reportedly found dead on a Phoenix roadside early Sunday morning. More Billy Knight was reportedly found dead on a Phoenix roadside early Sunday morning. More
Sidney Guerrero | 11 July, 2018, 21:36

Yesterday evening, UCLA family, myself and others in basketball community were trying to reach out to Billy Knight.

A famous basketball trainer and former UCLA star Billy Knight was found dead in Phoenix on Sunday after leaving behind what is believed to be a suicide note, media sources have revealed.

Officials pronounced Knight dead around 2:45 a.m. Sunday after the Phoenix fire department found Knight on a roadway, the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

No evidence of foul play was suspected, police said. "I just feel like I can't continue on". I lied, I cheated, and I stole. Knight starts off the roughly 6-minute clip by saying, "This is probably my last message on Earth". I isolated myself from my family members. I love you more than words can ever define!

Mental illness is a awful disease and should be treated very seriously.

"Mental illness is serious", he said. In a shaking voice, Knight also expressed his regrets over his "life of sin".

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Knight cited his religion, saying "I am sorry, Lord", and acknowledged that he could end up in heaven, hell or somewhere in between.

Knight's death comes after he posted a July 8 video on YouTube.

The team posted a statement on Tuesday. "We ask that the Bruin family keep Billy's loved ones in their thoughts during this hard time".

Knight played for UCLA from 1998-2002 and went on to have stints as a professional player in France and Japan.

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.

Amy Lieu is a news editor and reporter for Fox News.

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