Robert Maraj, the 64-year-old father of Nicki Minaj has been reported dead after being struck in a hit-and-run incident in Mineola, New York Friday night.
TMZ first reported the news which has been confirmed by the Nassau County Police Department. Maraj, who lived in Mineloa was struck while walking around 6 p.m ET, and taken to the hospital where he later passed away.
The driver of the vehicle reportedly fled the scene “without a meaningful description from witnesses.”
Minaj, who was born Onika Tanya Maraj, has yet to publicly address the death of her father. The singer has previously described Maraj as violent towards her mother, telling rolling stone in 2010 that her father once set fire to their home with her mother inside.