By Elizabeth Joseph and Susannah Cullinane, CNN

(CNN) Rapper Nicki Minaj’s father has died in a hit-and-run accident, police said. Robert Maraj, 64, was walking in Mineola, Long Island, on Friday at 6:15 p.m. when he was “was struck by a northbound, undescribed, vehicle that left the scene of the accident,” the Nassau County Police Department said in a statement.

Maraj was taken to a hospital in critical condition and died Saturday, police said. The homicide squad is investigating.Minaj has not yet made public comments about her father’s death.

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