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

by 24USATVFeb. 15, 2021, 9 a.m. 23
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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.

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