Screenshot 20210215 0002202 Nicki Minaj father, Robert Maraj killed by hit-and-run driver
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Nicki Minaj father, Robert Maraj killed by hit-and-run driver

64-year-old father of American rapper, Nicki Minaj, Robert Maraj has died after being struck by a hit-and-run driver in New York, police said.

Robert Maraj was walking along a road in Mineola on Long Island at 6.15pm on Friday when he was hit by a car that kept going, Nassau county police said.

Maraj was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead on Saturday. Police are asking any witnesses to the fatal crash to come forward.

Nicki Minaj and father, Robert Maraj
Nicki Minaj and father, Robert Maraj

Minaj, 38, was born Onika Tanya Maraj in Trinidad and was raised in the New York City borough of Queens. She is yet to make any public statement about her father’s death.

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