Police say Nicki Minaj's father killed by a hit-and-run driver

Robert Maraj, 64, was strolling along a highway in Mineola, N.Y. when he was hit by a car that saved going, authorities mentioned.

MINEOLA, N.Y. — The 64-year-old father of rapper Nicki Minaj has died after being struck by a hit-and-run driver in New York, police mentioned.

Robert Maraj was strolling alongside a highway in Mineola on Lengthy Island at 6:15 p.m. Friday when he was hit by a car that saved going, Nassau County police said. Maraj was taken to a hospital, the place he was pronounced dead Saturday.

Police are asking any witnesses to the deadly crash to come forward.

Minaj, 38, was born Onika Tanya Maraj in Trinidad and was raised within the New York City borough of Queens. She has not made any public assertion about her father’s death.

An e-mail seeking remark was sent to a consultant for Minaj.

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