LONG ISLAND, N.Y. — Robert Maraj, the father of rapper Nicki Minaj, died Saturday after he was struck in a hit-and-run in Long Island.
A representative for Minaj confirmed Maraj’s passing to People magazine.
Nicki Minaj's father, Robert Maraj, was killed on Friday after he was struck in a hit-and-run accident in Long Island, New York, a rep for Minaj confirmed to PEOPLE.— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) February 14, 2021
He was 64. https://t.co/KZtaHcORPN
Nassau County authorities said the incident remains under investigation but confirmed that Maraj, 64, was struck by a vehicle while on foot in Mineola at around 6 p.m., the magazine reported.
The vehicle fled the scene of the accident and has not yet been identified by law enforcement, Billboard reported.
Maraj was initially listed in critical condition at an area hospital, but he was pronounced dead the following day by a hospital physician, according to a Nassau County Police Department news release.
Prayers 🙏🏿 to @NICKIMINAJ family. Very tough news to hear of her Dad ...please RT ...nobody should go through this type of incident pic.twitter.com/4QvYpsR1cn— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) February 14, 2021
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