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Nicki Minaj’s Father Robert Maraj Dies in Hit and Run


By Bryan Pietsch, The New York Times


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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