Former UCLA basketball player Billy Knight found dead on Phoenix roadway

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Former UCLA player Billy Knight has died in Phoenix, the Mericopa County Medical Examiner confirmed.

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. "I just ask God for forgiveness for all the wrong I've done". I lied. I cheated. He said in the video that it was probably his "last message on earth".

"I isolated myself from my family members", Knight said. 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. I just want to at least help them out by at least putting this on YouTube". Unfortunately, Knight couldn't get the help he needed in time, and UCLA fans have to say goodbye to another athlete far too early. "Either I'll be in heaven or will be in hell or I'll be in limbo, I don't know, but I'll take that chance".

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This is heartbreaking news for UCLA fans and basketball fans around the country.

UCLA's basketball program issued a statement saying, "Our hearts are heavy after learning Billy Knight has passed away". "We ask that the Bruin family keep Billy's loved ones in their thoughts during this hard time".

After graduating from UCLA, Knight went undrafted and spent time in the National Basketball Association D-League before going to the Harlem Globetrotters and playing overseas.

Knight was a basketball operations assistant in the 2016-17 season for the Northern Arizona Suns of the developmental G League, a team affiliated with the NBA's Phoenix Suns.

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