Rick James died 187-days after his birthday, on a fitting date for 'death'
2/1/1948 = 2+1+19+48 = 70
2/1/1948 = 2+1+1+9+4+8 = 25
2/1/48 = 2+1+48 = 51
He died August 6, a date that can be written 8/6 or 6/8. Caskets go 6' deep, are often 8' long.
8/6/2004 = 8+6+20+04 = 38 (Death) (Killing) (Murder) (Charlie) (Murphy)
8/6/2004 = 8+6+2+0+0+4 = 20 (Death)
8/6/04 = 8+6+04 = 18
187 is associated with killing.
The date of his passing, August 6, can be written 6/8 or 8/6.
And '86' is the symbol number. Don't forget the phrase 86'd, or to get rid of.
With regards to him dying at age 56, his death came at the same time he was made again popular by the Dave Chappelle skit staring Charlie Murphy.
*Notice he was born on the '32nd' day of the year. Dave Chappelle associated Rick James with lots and lots of cocaine through his much remembered skit.
Also, remember, the skit was called 'Charlie Murphy's True Hollywood Stories'
Masonic = 444; Killing = 444; Occult = 444
That episode debuted on the 42nd day of the year, February 11, 2004, 10-days after Rick James turned 56-years-old.
Remember, they brought Dave Chappelle back out of retirement at age 42.
ALSO, Rick Jame's birth name, James Ambrose Johnson, has Gematria of (216), like 'Chappelle's Show.
He died at the 'Oakwood Toluca Hills' apartments.
Rick James also died 27-years after signing with Gordy Records.
For a little more '56', there were these recent headlines on January 18, 2017.
1/18/2017 = 1+18+20+17 = 56
Regarding the date January 18, it can be written 18/1, or 1/18.
This date pairs with some of his most remembered lines from the Dave Chappelle skit.
'42' is often paired with '153'. See the "Miraculous Catch" in the Bible.
Also, the '118'.
He died in Los Angeles, California.
List of Chappelle's Rick James quotes: