Nicki Minaj's father killed in a hit and run


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.


Police are asking any witnesses to the fatal crash to come forward.


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

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