Nicki Minaj‘s father, Robert Maraj, has died after being involved in a hit-and-run accident in New York. He was 64.
A representative for Minaj and a spokesperson from the Nassau County Police Department have both confirmed her father’s death to Billboard.
On Friday evening (Feb. 12), Maraj was struck by a vehicle while walking on a road in Mineola, N.Y., according to a press release from the Nassau County Police Department. According to detectives, Maraj was walking in the roadway on Roslyn Road at the intersection of Raff Avenue around 6 p.m. when he was struck a vehicle heading northbound. The unidentified vehicle fled the scene of the accident and has not yet been identified by law enforcement.
Maraj was transported to an area hospital and listed in critical condition. A hospital physician pronounced his death the following day, per the release.
Homicide detectives are currently investigating the hit-and-run incident and have not apprehended a suspect. Authorities are asking for anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.
Minaj hadn’t commented on her father’s death on social media as of press time. It’s unclear what type of relationship Minaj had with her father, but she has been seen photographed alongside him in recent the years.