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News |  15 Feb 2021 17:03 |  By RnMTeam

Nicki Minaj's father, Robert Maraj, passes away after hit-and-run in New York

MUMBAI: The 64-year-old father of the rapper Nicki Minaj passed away 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.

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