Rapper and new mom, Onika Maraj, known professionally as Nicki Minaj is grieving, her father, Robert Maraj, 64, has died after being struck in a hit-and-run accident.
Nassau County Police in New York say he was walking on the road between Roslyn Road and Raff Avenue Friday evening around 6pm EST when he was hit by a vehicle heading northbound. Police say the driver then fled the scene without a description from witnesses.
Robert was taken to an area hospital in critical condition, where he died from his injuries and died over the weekend. The Homicide Squad is investigating the case and asking for the public’s help in identifying the responsible party. There was not a decent description of the suspect vehicle provided.
A representative for Nicki confirmed her dad’s death, but did not have further comment at this time.
Our condolences to the Maraj family.