The father of singer Nicki Minaj, Robert Maraj, died last Friday after being run over in the town of Mineola, in Long Island (New York), local media reported this Sunday.
According to the TMZ website, Maraj , 64, was hit by a vehicle on Friday around 6:00 p.m. local time (23:00 GMT), after which the driver fled.
As the sun had already set, witnesses could not see the details of the vehicle, according to the Nassau County Police, where the event took place.
The father of the musical star was taken to a local hospital in critical condition, but he passed away. The Homicide Department is investigating the incident, which occurred between Roslyn Street and Raff Avenue.
Minaj, whose real name is Onika Tanya Maraj, is believed to have had a complicated relationship with her father, and has not so far made no comment about the event on social networks.
Minaj, who in September 2019 announced her retirement from the music industry to dedicate herself to her family life, gave birth to her first child last September.