Former UCLA basketball player Billy Knight found dead after posting apologetic YouTube video

Former UCLA basketball player Billy Knight was found dead early Sunday morning in Arizona at age 39.

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 found, according to the report.

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

“This is probably my last message on Earth,” Knight says on the video we’re not linking to. He talks about depression and apologizes to loved ones in the video.

Former Bruins, media respond to Billy Knight’s death

Former Bruin Lorenzo Mata shared the news on Twitter early Tuesday encouraging people struggling with mental health concerns to seek help.

CalHi Sports journalist Ronnie Flores reports that members of the UCLA basketball community attempted to reach out to Knight after the video was posted.

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