Ex-UCLA Star Billy Knight Found Dead At 39 After 'Goodbye' Video

Billy Knight was reportedly found dead on a Phoenix roadside early Sunday morning. More

A former UCLA basketball player who once worked in the Phoenix Suns' organization was found dead early Sunday in downtown Phoenix after posting an apparent farewell video online. Tarek Fattal of the Los Angeles Daily News reported Knight was found by the Phoenix Fire Department on a local roadway and pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of Knight's death will be determined by the Maricopa County Medical Examiner.

In the video titled "Billy Knight "I am Sorry Lord", Knight talked to the camera, saying it was his "last message on Earth" and "I can't continue on". Officials have found no signs of foul play in his death, according to the Phoenix police.

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During his time playing for UCLA from 1998-2002, Knight, 39, averaged over 14 points per game in his senior year, but went undrafted in the 2002 NBA Draft. UCLA fans have been dealt a second heartbreaking loss, as just this past weekend, former Bruin, Tyler Honeycutt, lost his life in a shootout with the police. He later played professionally in France and Japan. Mata's tweet was posted early Tuesday morning at 12:43 a.m. 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.

This is heartbreaking news for UCLA fans and basketball fans around the country. Great people. Parents fantastic!

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