Nicki Minaj‘s father died sadly and unexpectedly.
Robert Maraj, the music superstar’s father, passed away at the age of 64 after being hit in a hit-and-run accident, TMZ announced Sunday.
“Nassau County Police in New York say he was walking on the road between Roslyn Road and Raff Avenue Friday evening around 6 p.m. ET, when he was hit by a vehicle heading northbound. Cops say the driver then fled the scene without a meaningful description from witnesses. After that Robert was taken to an area hospital in critical condition, where he succumbed to his injuries. However he passed over the weekend. The Homicide Squad is investigating the case and asking for the public’s help. To be able to identify the responsible party,” the outlet reported.
Nicki has not yet spoken about her father’s death. Although she had been outspoken about their rocky relationship in years past, it’s unclear where they stood more recently.
Nicki Minaj‘s father died sadly and unexpectedly. Our thoughts are with Robert Maraj‘s loved ones at this difficult time. May he rest in peace.