Published: Wed, July 11, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

Former UCLA basketball star found dead after recording heartbreaking video

Former UCLA basketball star found dead after recording heartbreaking video

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.

Ex-UCLA star and renowned basketball trainer Billy Knight was found dead in Phoenix on Sunday after posting an apparent video suicide note. cops confirm to TMZ Sports.

No evidence of foul play was suspected, police said.

There has been no official cause of death, but the YouTube video suggests suicide. "I just feel like I can't continue on". I lied, I cheated and I stole from many people. "It's serious. And I wasn't honest with a lot of people", Knight said. I isolated myself from my friends.

Mental illness is a bad disease and should be treated very seriously. I hear voices in my head constantly and I don't know where they come from.

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He went on to add: "I just want to say that I lived a life of sin". He also noted that he "felt like I didn't belong here on earth".

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

The Bruins basketball program tweeted its condolences on Tuesday: "Our hearts are heavy". "We ask that the Bruin family keep Billy's loved ones in their thoughts during this hard time".

Knight averaged 8.0 points and 2.2 rebounds while shooting 40.3 percent from three-point range across 117 games at UCLA. He would go undrafted by the National Basketball Association, but played until 2016 for various teams around the world in countries like France and Japan. At the time of his death, he had been on the staff of the Northern Arizona Suns, a developmental G league team affiliated with the NBA's Phoenix Suns.

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