Robert Maraj, Nicki Minaj’s father has died over the weekend after being knocked down by a car in a hit-and-run incident.
Suzie Maraj, sister to Nicki Minaj’s father was the first to break the news of his demise on her private Instagram page. Minaj’s representative, later on, confirmed the news to ET on Sunday.
Robert was reported to have been struck by a speeding vehicle while walking along a road in Long Island, New York, around 6 p.m.
“According to investigators, while walking along the roadside on Roslyn Road at the intersection of Raff Avenue, the 64-year old man was
the year-old male was knocked down by an undescribed northbound, vehicle that left the accident scene speedingly,” the discharge stated.
The old man was reportedly rushed to a nearby hospital. He could not survive his injuries and died over the weekend. He was 64. Investigations are currently ongoing by the Homicide Squad detectives.
Authorities appealed to the general public who has or may have any information regarding this incident to call the Crime Stoppers. Callers’ information shall be anonymous.
Nicki Minaj is yet to publicly comment on the demise of her beloved father