Robert Maraj, Father of Nicki Minaj, Is Killed in Hit and Run, Police Say

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Robert Maraj, the father of the rapper Nicki Minaj, died on Saturday after being struck by a vehicle in a hit and run on Long Island, the authorities said.

Mr. Maraj was walking in the roadway near the intersection of Roslyn Road and Raff Avenue in Mineola, N.Y., at around 6:15 p.m. on Friday when he was hit by a northbound vehicle that left the scene, the Nassau County Police Department said in a statement.

Mr. Maraj, 64, a resident of Mineola, was transported to a hospital in critical condition, the police said, before he was pronounced dead by a hospital doctor on Saturday.

The Nassau County Police Department said its Homicide Squad was investigating.

A representative for Ms. Minaj confirmed his death but did not provide further details.

“I was disappointed in my father,” she said. “I was afraid, very afraid, that something would happen to my moth­er. I had nightmares about it.”

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