Notice the 3:08 post time by Variety. *Death = 38 *Murder = 38
In light of him dying at age 78, it is worth noting that his first hit, South African Man, ranked #78 on the Billboard R&B chart.
That song came out in 1974, 46-years ago.
He died 48-days after his birthday, on a 48 date numerology.
4/24/20 = 4+24+20 = 48; Freemason = 48 *Scottish Rite = 78