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Father of Singer Nicki Minaj Reportedly Dead After Hit-and-Run Car Accident

© AP Photo / Evan AgostiniNicki Minaj attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala in New York, in this Monday, May 6, 2019, file photo. The 64-year-old father of 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 6:15 p.m. 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 Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021.
Nicki Minaj attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala in New York, in this Monday, May 6, 2019, file photo. The 64-year-old father of 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 6:15 p.m. 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 Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021.  - Sputnik International, 1920, 14.02.2021
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American singer and rapper Nicki Minaj, born Onika Tanya Maraj in Trinidad, has not publicly spoken regarding the reported death of her father.

The father of American rapper Nicki Minaj, Robert Maraj, was killed in a hit-and-run car accident in Long Island, New York, TMZ reported on Sunday

The outlet, citing Nassau County Police in New York, said that Maraj was walking on the road between Roslyn Road and Raff Avenue in Long Island on Friday evening around 6 PM ET (23:00 GMT), when a car driving northbound hit him and fled.

Maraj was taken to the hospital after the incident and pronounced dead on Saturday, according to TMZ.

No decent description of the vehicle behind the incident has been provided, and police are asking for those who know anything about the accident to come forward.

The victim's daughter, who was born Onika Tanya Maraj in Trinidad and raised in New York City, has not made a public statement in regard to her father's death. 

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