NEW YORK – Rapper Nicki Minaj’s father, 64, died after being hit by a hit and run driver in New York, police said.
According to Nassau County authorities, Robert Maraj was walking down a highway in Mineola, Long Island, at 6:15 p.m. Friday when he was hit by a car. Maraj was taken to a hospital where he was declared dead on Saturday.
Authorities are asking witnesses to the deadly accident to share information as the driver fled the scene.
Minaj, 38, was born in Trinidad and grew up in Queens, New York City. He has not made any public statement about his father’s death.
An email seeking comment was sent to a Minaj representative.