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Rapper Nicki Minaj's father is killed in hit-and-run accident in Long Island
Nicki Minaj at 2018 VMA Red Carpet
Nicki Minaj at 2018 VMA Red Carpet Credit: Nicole Alexander, via Wikimedia Commons (Creative Commons Attribution 3.0)

Nicki Minaj's father Robert Maraj has died in a hit-and-run accident, the Nassau County Police Department said. The 64-year-old was "struck by a northbound, undescribed, vehicle that left the scene of the accident" on Friday while walking in Mineola, Long Island. He was taken to a hospital where he died Saturday. The incident is being investigated by the homicide and was confirmed by Minaj’s representative.