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Nicki Minaj's Dad Killed In A Hit-And-Run Accident In Long Island

Nicki Minaj’s Dad Killed In A Hit-And-Run Accident In Long Island

Nicki Minaj’s father, Robert Maraj, has died after being struck by a car in a hit-and-run accident.

Nassau County Police revealed the 64-year-old was hit by a car while walking down a street between Roslyn Road and Raff Avenue in New York on Friday night, according to TMZ. In a statement obtained by the outlet, the driver reportedly fled the scene before any witnesses could get some sort of identifying information about the suspect.

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At the time, the 38-year-old rapper’s dad was rushed to the hospital and was in critical condition. He later succumbed to his injuries and passed away at some point over the weekend. The incident is still under investigation by Long Island police.

News of the death first broke after his sister, Suzie Maraj, announced it on her private Instagram account, per Entertainment Tonight. The superstar, who just welcomed her first son four months ago, has yet to speak on her father’s death.

The two have reportedly had a rough relationship in the past, and it’s unclear what their current state had been like — though there have been many photos taken of them embracing over the last couple of years.

Our thoughts go out to Nicki and her family during this difficult time.

[Image via FayesVision/WENN]

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Feb 14, 2021 15:02pm PDT