Award-winning American rapper, Nicki Minaj’s father, Robert Maraj died by a hit-and-run accident, according to TMZ.

The 64-year-old father of the rapper Nicki Minaj 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.

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.

The police further stated that the driver fled the scene without a meaningful description from witnesses.

It was gathered that Nicki Minaj’s father was taken to an area hospital in critical condition where he passed over the weekend.

The Homicide Squad is investigating the case and asking for the public’s help in identifying the driver involved.

There was not a decent description of the suspect vehicle provided.

Nicki has not reacted to the death of her father as at the time of filing this report.

A representative of Nicki confirmed her dad’s death but did not have further comment at this time. Her father died at 64.

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