Ex-UCLA Basketball Player Billy Knight Dead at 39

An NCAA logo on the court during the NCAA Tournament

The body of former UCLA basketball player William "Billy" Knight has been found on a roadway in Phoenix, Arizona just days after he posted a video online saying "this is probably my last message on Earth".

Knight was reportedly facing over 50 years in prison, if convicted.

Knight played at UCLA from 1997-2002 and later had an worldwide career. Each season they advanced to the NCAA Tournament under Steve Lavin and reached the regional semifinals in his final three seasons.

The day before Knight's body was discovered, fellow former UCLA basketball player Tyler Honeybutt fatally shot himself on Saturday after a standoff with police, USA Today reports.

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The late Knight was apart of the UCLA team from 1998-2002, according to the Los Angeles Daily News. Before his untimely death, Billy posted a six-minute video on YouTube on July 8 titled "Billy Knight "I'm Sorry Lord" that hinted at possible suicide. According to Phoenix police, there are no signs of foul play. Knight's official cause of death has yet to be determined, but will be examined by the Maricopa County Medical Examiner.

He went on to add: "I just want to say that I lived a life of sin". I lied. I cheated. "Eric, man... I love you too". From many people. I was a taker, and that's why my life ended up where it is now. "Mental illness is serious". I hear voices in my head constantly and I don't know where they come from. You can't play around with life. "I just feel like I can't continue on". 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. "It's serious. And I wasn't honest with a lot of people- even my mom, my brother, and my family members". But he said he left "some things" for him, saying it's not much, but it's what he had left.

He wasn't picked in the 2002 National Basketball Association draft but played professionally in France and Japan.

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

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